Helen began learning about many different subjects such as; French, English Literature, Arithmetic, and Geography. D. Author and Social Activist 1. After graduating cum laude in 1904, Helen realized her passion for writing. Although Keller was tangled in an involuntary plagiarism issue in the midst of her career as an author, she moved on to create six individual personal narratives. 2.
Marlee Matlin once said, “We aren’t handicapped in any way except by what other people think. Focus on people’s abilities. I can’t be on ‘American Idol,’ but there’s all kinds of stuff I can do.” Marlee Matlin is one of many historic deaf people who help to change the world. Her career can help people realize they can do anything if they try hard enough for it. Marlee Matlin is an inspiration to many people’s lives and beliefs about the deaf, including myself.
I commend the movie for effectively showing how a person with autism or disability like Temple Grandin could overcome her limitations and eventually become successful. The movie clearly emphasized that the support, help, understanding, respect and acceptance of people are some of the vital factors that influence the persons with autism to be optimistic in order to have a positive outlook in life. This was clearly depicted through the use of the characters of Temple’s mother and Dr. Carlock. In the film, Temple’s mother, Eustacia, is portrayed as a determined mother who made selfless sacrifices in order for Temple to have a “normal” life. She made Temple realized that she deserved that normal life despite her disability.
At the beginning of 1887, Helen met a teacher called Anne Sullivan. Anne helped Helen make a massive progress with her ability to communicate. Later on, Keller went to college, graduating in 1904. In 1920, Keller helped found the ACLU. During her lifetime, she received many honors in remembrance of her accomplishments.
Helen Keller was a woman that impacted the community greatly. She was the eyes of the blind and the ears of the deaf. She had many hurdles in her life but she never let them stop her from following her dreams. Keller not only accomplished her dreams but she also helped and made it possible for other woman to accomplish their dreams in life. This helped blind and deaf women to live regular, everyday lives as well.
Budge Wilson, in “The Metaphor,” writes about Ms. Hancock, a beloved teacher. Charlotte writes a metaphor in seventh grade relating her mother to a cold, grey building. When Wilson writes about Ms. Hancock, she describes her as being colorful and warm. Charlotte saw Ms. Hancock more as a mother figure than her own mother. However, when Ms. Hancock stops being her teacher, Charlotte starts to become more like her mother.
Along with her sister, Christie’s mother helped her find her first publisher after many rejections. When she got writer’s block, her mother always had advice to help her daughter. Madge influenced her younger sister as well by inspiring her to publish many stories in the newspaper. She also wrote under a pseudonym, which Christie did later in her writing career (Dommermuth-Costa 26). Lastly, she was inspired by the archaeological digs that she did during her life.
The day of her 13th birthday Anne was presented with a diary, which filled with much happiness and decided to call kitty; who would believe that the diary would become her best friend who would tell all her experiences and thoughts. “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” (Anne Frank). Anne led a normal and pleasant life with her family; it includes her mother Edith Frank-Holländer, her father Otto Frank and her sister three years older, Margot. The beginning of the diary of Anne Frank, talks about her normal life, details of how was the school;
Helen Keller is famous for overcoming and the ability to read and speak with being deaf and blind she learned many languages and she overcome her disabilities. Helen learned that she can communicate, read and speak even if you’re blind and deaf and lived a life to help others .Helen Keller at sixteen years old went to Radcliffe College for women in Massachusetts. Annie attended school with her to help Helen to learn. Helen Keller went to Radcliffe College in Massachusetts with the help on Annie Sullivan and graduated from Radcliffe in 1909 with many honors. Helen Keller couldn’t do all of this without Annie Sullivan, she was able to do the impossible even when she is blind and deaf, she spoke, wrote and read to the world After college, Keller set out to learn more about the world and how she could help improve the lives of
“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’’ll be glad to remember.” This statement was made by Anne Sullivan, the teacher of Helen Keller during the 1880’s. The early life of Helen Keller, a blind and deaf women, is depicted throughout the non-fiction play The Miracle Worker written by William Gibson. Helen Keller was born a healthy child, yet due to an illness she contracted at the age of one and a half, she was left blind and deaf. This would give her little ability to communicate with the outside world.
Her mom thought that every child had the right to an education, and her hole family encouraged her to learn all she could. Nellie spent most of her life as a wife, mother, teacher, lecturer, legislator and writer. Her dream was to become a teacher like her sister named Hannah, teaching was very limited to women… Nellie earned a teaching certificate at the age of sixteen and taught until she got married in 1896. Nellie struggled with her husband as he was a druggy and had to raise five children at the same time. Nellie McClung’s greatest achievements were women’s suffrage movement, temperance movement, and later the Person’s Case with assitance from the “Famous Five.
Even though it was around the time of world war I she didn’t just stop at getting her degree, but continued to write to the government for funding and building well established nursing program for woman. With the collaboration of Birdie Dunn, they introduce the idea of State Nurses Association that lead to its opening in 1913. Because of her braveness and contribution to the community, she inspired so many people especially me to fight for what you believe in. At the time when founding the NCNA, it was difficult to have all race come together, so they had separate association going on at the time, the African American nurses who was led by Carrie Early and the other one who was led by Wyche’s. It was illegal for the both group to come together in public places as segregation was occurring.
Through the Summer Urban Health Fellowship, I will be able to understand the health disparities within communities allowing me to help my community medically one day to the best of my abilities. I want to gain new knowledge of the health disparities communities like where I come from, face. Currently, I am taking a class on the health in the Latino/Chicano population. This class has broadened my horizons. It has exposed me to how things such as race, social class, income, access to resources, environment, and many other things has an outstanding impact on the quality and quantity of health care they receive.
This organization is improving society because “[t]he breakthroughs here have influenced treatments and saved children’s lives around the world.” (stjude.org). Supporting St. Jude helps them achieve their mission and research. St. Jude also shares the discoveries they find, allowing other doctors and scientist around the world to use this information to build on or save more people. Supporting them additionally allows families who are struggling with a sick kid to not have to worry about paying all the expensive medical bills. The author recommends supporting this organization because she think it’s a great way to find and better scientific research.
As a result of their work, Helen went on to Radcliffe College and despite her own bad eyes Sullivan helped her with her studies there. Sullivan spelled class lectures into Helen’s hands and spent hours translating information from textbooks for Helen. Thanks to Sullivan the result was that Helen became the first blind and deaf person to graduate from