Helen Keller was an American Writer and Speaker. She was born in Alabama in 1880. When she was nineteen months old she became sick and lost her eyesight and hearing.When Helen was seven years old, her family decided to find a teacher for her. This teacher was Anne Suvillan. Helen tried to help poor people and other blind people during her life. Helen Keller wanted to get married. She fell in love with her secretary, but her mother didn't allow Helen to marry him. At that time, disabled people often could not marry. Helen Keller still affects us today. She reminds us that people with disabilities can do great things.
Anne Suvillan was Helen's teacher. When Helen was 7, she came along to teach her. It required patience. Anne taught Helen to communicate with other people. She taught her the names of things by writing the words on Helen’s hand. Anne went to live with the Keller family in March, 1887. She was the reason Helen was so successful.