Biography by: Taylor M
She surprisingly started speaking at just 6 months old. She started walking like a normal young child at the age of 1. She was a very happy child and had a big heart for almost everything.
Losing sight and hearing
Helen turned her happy little self into a raging little brat. Most of her family member wanted to send her to an institutionalized facility where she could learn a better way to adjust. A place where she could take her anger out in a better way and help her understand why she had to be this way. Her best friend was Martha Washington, the young daughter of the family cook. They played and created a type of sign language so they could communicate with each other. They made up over 60 signs by the time they were seven.
In March, 1887 Anne Sullivan went to the Keller home in Alabama to work with Helen. Helen first refused to cooperate with Sullivan's instructions and decided to throw another one of her tantrums. After a while of just Helen and Sullivan, no family around, she finally got to understand word after word after word.
Around this time Helen became driven to go to college. In 1896 she attended the Cambridge School for young ladies. As her uphill story came known to the public she became a famous, inspirational young lady. After finishing college she became a member of the Socialist Party. Between 1909 and 1921 she wrote several articles over socialism.
What she became to be
In 1957 her autobiography 'The Story Of My Life' became the television basis for 'The Miracle Worker'. She was a inspiration to all because she never stopped when she put her mind to something. Just because she had disabilities didn't stop her from reaching the top.
Death and legacy
She had a very positive effect on society because she showed to never give up on your dreams even if it's a uphill battle. She also had a very positive effect on society by helping the children who are going through the same things she went through and to never lose out on their dreams. Some adjectives I would use for her would be smart, kind, driven, not fearful, courageous and helpful. The fact that she overcame her disabilities and was able to do anything she set her mind to, seems pretty amazing to me. I chose this person because her courage shows kids of all ages to never give up even if there is some bumpy times. I think what makes her so interesting or special is because she never gave up and even when she was confused or so mad she got over it and became the person she always dreamed of being. I never knew she worked so hard to complete her dreams and was so politically involved.
Overall, she is an inspiration to all kids or adults to never give up on your dreams and to stay driven to the path you want to achieve.
Helen loved hot and fresh hot dogs!
Helen won many medals for her autobiography.
Helen visited 39 countries in her life.
By: Laurie Lawlor
April 30, 2015
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