Helen Keller was a wonderful woman. She had so many things against her but she proved them all wrong. she was born on June 27, 1880. When she was 19 months old she became very sick the doctors described it as an unknown illness and “acute congestion of the stomach and the brain” they soon found out that she is both blind and deff.
My big question was how, how could she do all those things without hearing or seeing? Now that I have read about her I think that she only got over that wall because she worked hard, she wasn’t out dragging her but in the sand waiting for something to hit her like a lightning bolt. She had to prove to her self that she could get over that big wall that was in front of her that everyone thought that she could not do it. Hellen was a remarkable person when she was the age of 8 she had learned how to slowly learn words. One day Anne took Helen to the water pump outside and put Helen’s hand under the spout. As the cool water gushed over one hand, she spelled into the other hand the word “w-a-t-e-r” first slowly, then rapidly. Suddenly, the signals had meaning in Helen’s mind. She knew that “water” meant the wonderful cool substance flowing over her hand. That is when she learned to read and understand words.
When Hellen Keller was young she needed someone to help her out. That is when she met Anne Sullivan, she helped her ever since she was 7. They had an unbreakable bond. Anne Sullivan helped her learn things like how to wright and somewhat how to speak. I think that the reason that Helen was so nice and did her best through everything is that Anne helped her do all of that. Another thing that I think is true is that Anne gave her pride and joy to look after Helen until the day that she died.
I think that the reason that she was so optimistic is that I think that she had to be in order to prove to people that she was more than just a blind person. When someone makes fun of you what do you do? Me I just don’t take offence to anything because I try and be the bigger person. I wish that this world is like Helen Keller because we need more people to “strive towards greatness”(Mr Sader). I don’t think that everyone should be the same everyone is different in their own way embrace that.
I love that Helen Keller proved everyone wrong that she was more than what the eye saw. She was just such a nice genuine person who loved everyone. I think that I would like to try and be like her from now on. Life is going to but a big wall in front of you and life is how you are going to react to it or get over it.