Helen Keller - Helen Keller was a bright, beautiful baby


Zcomity  (26-10-2017):  Helen Keller was a bright, beautiful baby. At the age of six months she could already say a few words. She took her first steps the day she was one. But before she was two years old she had an illness that left her in darkness ever after. She could not see or hear, and soon she could not even talk!

  From then on Helen had to fight for what she wanted. When she tried to do anything in the house, she only got in everyone's way. Because her family did not know what else to do, they soon began to give her everything she wanted.

  The girl could not do nothing right. When she tried to cut out paper dolls she cut her dress instead. She pushed her baby sister off the bed, thinking she was a doll. Once she was almost burned to death because she was standing too near to the fire.
  At last, when she was six, her mother and father brought a teacher for their daughter. "This was the most important day of all my life," wrote Helen Keller many years later. Anne Sullivan, the teacher, understood at least part of Helen's condition, for her own eye sight had just come back after years of being blind.
  She smiled down at the pretty face of the child who could not see her. At once Helen seemed to know that this stranger loved her very much. Miss Sullivan gave her a cloth doll to hold; then with her fingers she spelled out d-o-l-l on the girl's small hand. She jumped away. Again the teacher took her hand and formed the letters d-o-l-l. Then she made Helen spell the same word with her own fingers.
  The child was delighted. She thought it was a new game to bring light to her dark world. At the time she did not know that such finger words had any meaning.
  One day, when Helen was standing at the well. She touched some cold water. She laughed and held out her hands for more. Quickly Miss Sullivan poured water on one hand while she spelled w-a-t-e-r on the other. A moment later Helen was spelling the word for her teacher and happily playing with the water.
  "So it isn't game," she thought. "Now I can learn to act like other people". This was the turning point in Helen Keller's life. She began to see and hear the world about her, through her hand and those of her teacher.
  Soon Helen could read books. They were printed in Braille, or raised dots on heavy paper. Each group of dots meant different letters and words to her fingers. She even learn to write on a special Braille machine.
  Miss Sullivan took Helen for long walks, telling her about all the beautiful sights. She touched flowers, climbed trees, and smell a rain storm before it came. She learned how to swim and ride a horse.
  She went to a school for blind children where she was taught to speak. Again she used her hands to feel how the lips and tongue move when a person talks.
  Helen worked and studied very hard. Miss Sullivan sat beside her in the school writing notes on her hand. At home Helen wrote down everything she remembered and her teacher was always there to help her with her mistakes.
  Helen Keller was written many books. Her first and most famous one is called The Story of my Life, in which she expressed her thoughts and feelings about living without sight or sound. Her story has brought new hope to many who cannot see or hear it has given light to the world.