by: shyann reynolds
About Helen Keller
birthdate: June 27,1880
Childhood: at the age of 19 months old she was stricken with a mysterious illness that robbed her sight and sound.
Conflict: Character Vs. Self
Accomplishments: Was an author, lecturer, and a crusades.
Memorable Quote: "I am only one but still i am one. I cannot do everything, but still i can do something. I will not refuse to do something i can do."
Helen Keller's Life
Helen Keller was born in a small town called Tuscumbia. Alabama on an estate called Ivy Green. Her birthday was June 27, 1880, and her parents were Kate Adams Keller and Colonel Arthur Keller. Theirs was a house full of words; Helen's dad was the editor of the local paper, The North Alabamian. But silence fell on this house in February 1882 when 19-month-old Helen became extremely ill and lost her ability to hear and see.Their family lost most of its wealth during the civil was and lived modestly.
Her parents were Kate Adams Keller and her father was Colonel Arthur Keller.
Helen was determined to go to collage, in 1898 she entered the com-bridge school for young ladies to prepare for Radcliffe collage.
She began a writing career that was to continue throughout her life.
!903 her autobiography. "The Story Of My Life". was published.
In 1955, when she was 75 years old she embarked on one of her longest and most grueling journeys. A 40,000 mile five month long tour through Asia.
Helen suffered a stroke in 1960, and from 1961 onward, she lived quietly at arvan ridge, her home in west port.
She made her last major public appearance in 1961 at a Washington D.C lions clubs international foundation meeting.
During the visit to Washington, she also called on president John F. Kennedy at the white house. President Kennedy was just one in a long line of presidents Helen had met.
Helen Keller then died on June 1st, 1968 at arcan ridge, a few weeks short on her 88th birthday. Her ashes were placed next to her comanions, Anne Sullivan Macy and Polly Thomson. In St. Josephs chapel of Washington cathedral.