her life as a child
Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 7th, 1880. She was a healthy child until an illness and a severe fever left her both blind and deaf. Helen’s childhood was turbulent, as she was quite intelligent but her handicaps made her unable to communicate, causing her to become frustrated and resulting in frequent tantrums. When Helen was seven, after many years and attempts to get help for Helen, help arrived in the form of Anne Sullivan, a young teacher who had herself been blind and attended Perkins Institute for the Blind
Helen Keller Chapter 10
why she's a hero
Her books were inspiring, true, but sometimes actions speak louder than words. Throughout her lifetime, Helen Keller traveled the world, advocating numerous causes such as the improved overall treatment of the disadvantaged. She lectured to audiences in Japan, India, Australia, “everywhere championing the disabled and the dispossessed.” (Gale Resource Center) Her tireless efforts to spread the word of equality through all states of disability and health made her prominent in the world of social reform.
why shes a hero to me
I think she's a great leader because even though she was not able to see, she believed in her self and kept pushing her self to learn things. Her story helps other people who went through the same situation as she did. She was brave, she never gave up and she inspired others.