My Greatest Accomplishment
Helen Keller once said “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched – they must be felt with the heart”(Keller).
Have you ever had an obstacle that was arduousto overcome? Helen Keller who was deaf and blind due to an illness known as Scarlet Fever could not communicate. Much like Helen Keller overcame her obstacle of not being able to communicate, I too overcame my obstacle of breaking my arm. Helen Keller had to overcome the obstacle of not being able to communicate. When Helen was a baby she became deaf and blind due to an illness. To help Helen overcome her obstacle, the Keller’s hired Annie Sullivan to teach Helen.
Annie was able to teach Helen trust, obedience and language to overcome her obstacle. Like Helen Keller I also had to overcome an obstacle. When I was in second grade I broke my arm. To overcome my obstacle I went to the hospital, where the doctors put pins in my arm to keep the bones in place and put my arm in a cast. After about six weeks I got my cast off and did a lot of physicaltherapy, but know my arm is good as new. Although our obstacles were different we shared a few similarities.
Helen being deaf and blind kept her from communicating, much like when I broke my arm I could not write or do anything amusing. Helen learned to communicate by never giving up even when she couldn’t understand. After my cast was removed I had to go through a lotof therapy which hurt and was not very enjoyable, but if I wouldn’t have stuck with it I might not have full movement of my arm. Much like Helen Keller overcame the obstacle of not being able to communicate, I too overcame the obstacle of breaking my arm. Helen’s experience taught me to never give up and that when I think I have things hard others have it worse.
I learned how to be patient, because it seemed like forever untilmy cast was removed, but in the end I am happy I waited. ” We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough” stated Helen Keller (Keller). Works Cited Keller, Helen. “Famous Quotes.” BrainyQuote. Xplore.
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