Helen Keller: A True Hero

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Imagine a life without sight or sound. A world without communication, knowledge, and hope. Many individuals do not dedicate their lives to help others when they are disabled or in need themselves. However, Helen Keller’s story is different because she was a strong woman who had big dreams since she was very young. She was deaf and blind but that didn’t stop her from achieving her goals. Keller proved to the world that you can achieve anything you want, if you believe in yourself and never give up. Helen Keller is considered as a hero because despite her disability, she achieved and accomplished many great things. Helen Keller who was deaf and blind, was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Helen Keller’s parents were Arthur H. Keller…show more content…
She started to act weird; she screamed and kick when she was angry and because of her wild behavior , many of her “ relatives felt she should be institutionalized.” (Helen Keller Biography 1) In 1886, Keller’s mother was in search for someone to help Keller with her learning ability and her education. Dr. J. Julian Chisolm was a specialist who examined Keller, he recommended to see Alexander Graham Bell. Bell was working with deaf children at the time and he suggested Keller and her family to visit Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. That is when Keller meet Anne Sullivan, who spent the rest of her life with Keller. Helen Keller is considered as a hero because she was not any ordinary girl and changed the impossible to possible. She worked very hard everyday and she was inspired to work hard even more by her teacher. The first time and the first thing Keller actually understood was water. “The mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew that ‘W-a-t-e-r’ meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” (Delano 27) She was inspired even to continue learning and was motivated to work even harder than
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