Having Disabilities and Moving to a New Town

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light,” stated by Helen Keller (Keller). The days were longer and it was the time of year when all you wanted to be doing was refreshing yourself by the coolness of the city pool’s water. Infact that was just what my brother Parker and I had finished doing. During the car ride home from the pool, our parents told us we were moving.

I too had to conquer my obstacle of moving to a new town, like Helen Keller had to conquer her disabilities. Helen Keller had to overcome the hardship of not being able to communicate. Which caused many predicaments. When Helen Keller was an infant, Helen got very ill, and unfortunately became blind and deaf. Annie Sullivan was brought in by the Keller’s to teach Helen how to communicate. However, Annie first had to teach Helen to trust her, secondly to have obedience, and lastly that words have meanings, in order for Helen to overcome her obstacle of being unable to communicate.

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Just as Helen Keller achieved her obstacle I also did. My obstacle was moving to Olney, IL. My dad was offered to be transferred to Olney, by his work. My dad took the job, so we would be closer to our family. I conquered my obstacle by my family and friends supporting me. Although Helen Keller’s and my situation were diverse, we have some comparison.

One being that we had encouraging families by our sides through our obstacles. Secondly, both of our struggles were difficult to overcome. I feel even though our obstacles were difficult in the beginning, after overcoming them, it improved our lives. Corresponding to Helen Keller overcoming her struggles, I also had to overcome my struggles. Helen Keller enlightened me to be more appreciative to the trivial happenings in life.

From my struggle I learned changes in life can have a positive effect. Both Helen Keller’s and my obstacle proved Keller’s quote, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light,” with a little encouragement from friends and family, we can achieve what we want (Keller). Works Cited Keller, Helen. “Famous Quotes.” BrainyQuote.

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