Seeing through Books
By Sanjana Senthilkumar
History of Helen Kelller
Helen Keller was born in the year 1880.She lost sight and hearing as a result of scarlet fever in 19 months . Alexander Graham Bell recognized her as being exceptionally bright when she was 5. The next year she began instruction under Anne Sullivan. She learned to read and write by 1888.She then in 1900 enrolled into Radcliffe college as a regular student with the help of Anne Sullivan. In 1903 she published her first book The Story of My Life this book inspired her to write more books. Helen Keller died at the age of 88.
How did Hellen Keller Persevere through her blindness?
She was determined to live as conventionally as possible, and learned to speak and to understand others by reading their lips with her hands.Keller’s struggles and her success in overcoming them reflected her optimism. One of her many quotable sayings was, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”She also wrote, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” The quote mentioned above is an example of perseverance.