“Blind, Deaf and Mute” by Lily Mejia

1 Dec
When babies are born, they bring joy to their family; parents’ make sure that the baby is okay and safe from any harm. The delicate years for newborns commence at birth and continue through about six months of age. At the age of two, baby Helen Keller became ill with scarlet fever, this event would cause her life to change completely. She was a normal baby that made advancements each day, but  when the fever struck, she lost her sight, hearing and voice.
            How exactly did Helen Keller survive without those necessary body functions? At first she was an unruly child who screamed, yelled and giggled nonstop when she was happy because she could not hear herself, her emotions went to the extremes. She would also throw many tantrums and torment other children that came to visit. When her parents finally noticed that she was not acting as most regular children would, they took her to a see a specialist who recommended them to Alexander Graham Bell, a man that worked with deaf children. He then sent them over to see Anne Sullivan who would become Helen’s teacher for 49 years; she helped Helen become the women we know of today.
            Even with those disabilities, Helen Keller attended speech classes in order to communicate more and be able to be understood. She also made up her mind to go to college; she attended Cambridge School for Young Ladies. This shows the world that those with disabilities have a promising future. Others saw her great determination, so she got a scholarship to Radcliff College, and Ms. Sullivan went along to help Helen in her new journey. In 1904 she was finally a college graduate; she was now 24 years old. Helen Keller decided to found a place to help the causes and consequences of malnutrition and blindness which she named Helen Keller International. The disabilities that life gave Helen Keller did not stop her from becoming a great historical figure.

2 Responses to ““Blind, Deaf and Mute” by Lily Mejia”

  1. Giovanna Caravetta December 2, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    Your article was very well-written, and the only mistake I found would be putting a semicolon after the word herself in the second sentence. Otherwise, I enjoyed reading your article; it was very informative.

  2. Jennie Jaturapatporn December 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    I really enjoyed your paper. It’s crazy how any normal baby can lose their sight, hearing, and voice by a fever. I think its inspiring how she was able to push through all her disabilities and now help people who have the same disabilities.

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