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Helen Keller An Astonishing Soldier In The Battle Against Blindness

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Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was raised by her mother and father, Arthur Keller and Kate Adams. At a very young age keller was stricken with what they claim to have been either rubella or scarlet fever; as a result, Keller was left deaf and blind. Although, this led to challenges and raised many contradictions as to whether keller would live, but not only live but strive in life this was motivation to Keller. Even with all of the obstacles Helen faced , she would not let anything stand in her way and would not allow her personal circumstances to hold her back from being just as successful as anyone without her disabilities would. Although Helen Keller ...view middle of the document...

Keller about a woman he knew at an institute for blind people. The institute was called the Perkins Institute. After phone calls and letters written it was decided that Helen would have an at home teacher in hopes to educate Helen and make life a little easier on her. Helens parents had doubts on whether or not this “teacher” would be able to help their daughter but at this point the desperation to find a cure or to help was serious. At even this young of an age Keller has the attitude of a strong soldier and although her communication skills were at the bare minimum Keller would not stop fighting until she was able to say what needed to be said. Her teachers name was Annie Sullivan. Annie was also once blind but hsd eye surgery and could now see; on that note, she also could understand what Keller was going through but she also knew before she could teach Helen anything or before she could completely focus on educating Helen, she would need to get her to obey. Step one of the learning process would have to be obedience, something that Keller majorly lacked.
Helen Keller gave 97 speeches throughout her whole life. All of them being completely astonishing and couldn't have possibly been written better. Of all of her speeches, the speech written to the Lions Club was the most breathtaking; included, Keller states that she need the lion club to help foster and sponsor the American Foundation for the Blind. She explains how with the proper support and...

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