How Did Helen Keller Contribute To Courage

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Helen Keller was an extremely courageous woman. She did some great things in this world while trying to overcome many challenges and turned out to be an amazing inspiration to many people. Her lifetime was filled with many exciting things from the beginning to the end. Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was the first of two daughters and her parents were Arthur and Katherine Keller. Her family worked hard but, her family was not very wealthy and earned very little income. When Helen was 19 months old, she got sick by an unknown illness. The illness caused her to have a very high temperature. To this day, many people don’t know if it was Scarlet Fever or Meningitis. After the fever broke, her parents noticed that she wasn’t communicating very well and they found out she had lost her sight and her hearing. Because of this, Helen grew very frustrated and she threw …show more content…

There they met with the school’s director, and he told them to meet with Anne Sullivan. Anne Sullivan was an American teacher. She was also a 20 year old graduate from the Perkins Institute for the Blind. When Anne was 5 she got a disease called Trachoma, which left her blind. Anne went through many surgeries before her eyesight was partially restored. Anne believed the way to reach Helen was to teach her obedience and love. This was the start of their 50 year relationship together. On March 3, 1877, Anne went to Helen’s home in Alabama and immediately went to work. She began teaching her finger spelling, and at first she couldn’t do it and she didn’t understand was Anne was trying to teach her. One of the first words Anne taught her was the word “doll”, because Anne wanted her to understand what the gift was she brought her. She then kept working at it and finally got better. The doll helped Helen understand the connection between the words and the

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