Friday, January 13, 2012
The Story of My Life
Helen became blind and deaf at 19 months of age after a severe illness. Her education began when she was six years old and teacher Anne Sullivan came to live with her. She was an extremely bright child, and soon learned hundreds of words by means of the manual alphabet and later, braille. Helen eventually went to college (regular college, not a special one for blind or deaf people), and did very well.
Miss Keller's story is a captivating tale of perseverance. She was determined to do as much as she possibly could in spite of her limitations. I enjoyed reading her story which included many of her letters and some of Miss Sullivan's as well.