Helen had a very hard time communicating with people and she would get very frustrated. Her Mom and Dad could understand her because she used special hand motions to communicate with them but she knew she was different and could not communicate her needs to most people. When she became exasperated with her inability to see and hear, Helen would throw tantrums, kicking and hitting other people in anger.
Helen needed some extra help. Her parents contacted the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. The administrator advised Captain and Mrs. Keller to contact a former student named Annie Sullivan. Annie had been blind, but her eyesight returned after surgery. The administrator thought Annie would be able to work with Helen because of her experiences. Helen’s parents were ecstatic about this young woman who might be able to help their daughter. Annie met Helen on March 3, 1887 and would be her helper and companion for the next 50 years. Annie began to teach Helen words. She would hold Helen’s hand and press the letters of words into it. For example, she would put a doll in one of Helen 's hands and then press the letters of the word D-O-L-L into the other hand. Annie use...
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...was an accumulation of all these articles. In 1908, she wrote another book called The World I Live In.
As Helen grew older she realized she wanted to inspire people who were deaf and blind and give them hope. She discovered the American Foundation for the Blind and decided to become part of the foundation. Helen gave speeches in all part of the country and raised money for the foundation. When World War II began, Helen would visit the wounded soldiers inspiring them to keep going.
Later, during World War II, she visited with wounded army soldiers encouraging them not to give up. Helen spent much of her life working to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities, especially the deaf and the blind. Helen spent the rest of her life making speeches and advocating for people with disabilities. She died when she was 87 years old at her home in Connecticut.
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