helen keller

by: grace cook

The name Helen Keller is known all around the world as a symbol a courage. Born: June 27 1880 Died: June 1 1968.mother: Kate Adams Keller Dad: Author H. Keller she has a sister and grandma grandpa and a brother-google She did not get married or have children. She wanted to go to college at Harvard but it was the 18 hundreds and they did not except women at that time, but her second choice to graduate from was Radcliffe college- Americas story. Helen was only nineteen months old when she lost her ability to talk see and here.At age seven she was pronounced a miracle when a Boston newspaper exaggerated a report that she had overcome all her handicaps and could communicate,read even sing thanks to the help of a dedicated teacher.
in 1888 Helen had learned how to read by using Braille. Helen parents had got her a teacher and her name was Annie Sullivan. Her mom was also deaf too so it was normal for her to be with someone deaf but not blind also. Annie had taught Helen some words using sign language. Helen would put out her hand to Annie and Annie would use sign language to talk to Helen.Helen could only rely on her nerves on her hand to fill what people are saying to her in sign language on her hand.One day they were out side and Helen would put her hand on the object and Annie would go and tell Helen what it was. One day Annie got so mad at Helen and Helen wouldn't do what Annie told her to do so she tried really hard to teach her a word, and all that frustration paid off cause Helen learned the word (water).
in later life Helen got to be on the vaudeville show kin 1920. People from the audience would ask her question and Annie would finger spell to her and she would answer back. Helen's first phrase was "I am not dumb now".Helen got to go to Japan with her friend Polly, they took a picture with a bird who looks like he could be Rapunzel sister.(it has a very long tall). while in japan Helen gave ninety-seven lectures to raise money. She got a amount of 35 million for the blind and deaf Japanese. Later on Helen and Polly went to go visit injured soldiers during World war 1. In 1950 Helen went to go visit South Africa, she got to take a picture with a man and his son.Helen went to visit a girl in New York in June 1960 on her eighteenth birthday and share confidence with her at the Gotham Hotel .Her name was Patty Duke
if i Helen to describe Helen i would say she is a very kind and loving person who was very brave , she had a lot of courage in her life and others. She never gave up as a child even if Annie pushed her.Even if she couldn't see that people she would still talk to them and make them fill happy. I chose Helen Keller because she was such a brave person who trusted anybody and did avenges witch if you ask me for a blind person thats amazing, and all those things i described her would be why i chose to do Helen Keller.
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