Helen Keller Research Paper

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One of the most remembered handicapped people died on June 1, 1968. Helen Keller was born like how most babies are born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, where she became deathly ill. She was then deaf, blind, and mute. Thanks to her teacher, Anne Sullivan she was able to overcome some of the disabilities she faced. She worked hard at what she wanted to accomplish. Helen Keller influenced the handicapped community by showing society what extremely handicapped people are capable of doing. Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, which is a small town in northern Alabama, on June 27, 1880. She was born like any other baby and her life was simple at the time. She was the first born child and there was a lot of discussion on what to name her: “My father…show more content…
She also learned how to use the hand signals of the deaf-mute which she used by touch. In the summer of 1887 she became very curious and wanted to learn what every object was that she came in contact with. At the age of twelve, she produced a brief account of her life for the Youth’s Companion, which was a children’s magazine. She wanted to redeem herself after the “Frost King” incident. She wrote very timid and fearful. Whenever she was in the public, she still needed an interpreter to help her understand. She went on to receive an excellent education with the help of her teacher. In the spring of 1890 Keller learned to speak. Although she tried to learn how to speak it was not very successful. The urge to utter audible sounds had always been strong within her. She put one hand on her throat and the other on her lips to feel the movement. She liked anything that made a noise: “I was pleased with anything that made a noise and liked to feel the cat purr and the dog bark.” (Keller 59). In 1892 she lost her love for books. She then wrote a short story called “The Frost King,” which she sent to the Perkins Institution for the Blind, to a teacher named Mr. Anagnos. The story came together in the fall after she learned to speak while she was home. Then it all came together that the story she wrote was

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