Helen Keller And His Accomplishments Essay

896 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Each day when you wake up, you look around at what’s going on or check the weather for the day. You sit down to eat breakfast and you watch the news. Imagine that one day you wake up and can’t see anything. Your eyes are open but you see nothing but black. As your trying to figure out why you can’t see you realize that you can’t hear anything either. You can’t hear your alarm clock going off. You can’t hear the train horn that is sounding from only a few miles away. This would be a frightening experience for anyone, but for Helen Keller this was a reality. Helen Keller had many accomplishments throughout her life but to understand her accomplishments you need to know some information about Helen Keller. Only then will you be able to grasp how she was feeling throughout her life and what led her to her many accomplishments. Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia Alabama she was born with all her senses. When she was a year and a half old Helen contracted an illness that gave her a fever for several days. After the fever broke Helen’s parents discovered that she had lost her sense of hearing and sight. Like any person who suddenly is unable to hear or see anything Helen was very frustrated growing up and often had tantrums. With the help of Anne Sullivan, a recent graduate from the Perkins Institute for the Blind, Helen was taught how to communicate with others using sign language.
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Many people at the time believed that disabled people had little if…

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