But by some miracle Helen survived! But her sickness couldn't just be forgotten. One thing would stay with her forever. The sickness had destroyed her sight, and hearing.
The poor little girl couldn't understand other children. Or make them understand her. Helen was scared and confused. She also had a terrible temper and had HUGE tantrums. She also threw things at other kids and screamed at them. Her mother and father ( who was a general for the continentals in the civil war) despaired of ever finding help for her when they found a life preserver of hope.
They had found a doctor who helped blind children. His name was Dr. Bell. After he had checked Helen, he announced that she would be blind and deaf for ever . But he did suggest that they contact a school for the bind.
They did call Doctor Anguse, who ran the school, and asked him if he could send a teacher.
They had waited a long time when finally a train came with a remarkable person on board. This person would change Helen's life. Her name was Anne Sullivan.