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Dr. Frank May land was touring Tewksbury Institute when, on his agency out, he accidentally collided alongside an elderly flooring maid. To comprehend the awkward 2nd Dr. May field started asking questions.
"How long accept y'all worked here?"
"I've worked hither almost since the house opened," the maid replied.
"What tin y'all tell me nearly the history of this place?" he asked.
"I don't remember I tin tell y'all anything, but I could present y'all something."
With that, she took his mitt as well as led him downwards to the basement nether the oldest section of the building. She pointed to 1 of what looked similar small-scale prison theatre cells, their iron bars rusted alongside age, as well as said, "That's the cage where they used to drib dead on Annie Sullivan."
"Who's Annie?" the doc asked.
”Annie was a immature young adult woman who was brought inwards hither because she was incorrigible—nobody could produce anything alongside her. She'd seize alongside teeth as well as yell as well as throw her nutrient at people. The doctors as well as nurses couldn't fifty-fifty examine her or anything. I'd come across them trying alongside her spitting as well as scratching at them.
"I was solely a few years younger than her myself as well as I used to think, 'I certain would hate to hold upwards locked upwards inwards a cage similar that.' I wanted to assist her, but I didn't accept whatsoever idea what I could do. I mean, if the doctors as well as nurses couldn't assist her, what could someone similar me do?
"I didn't know what else to do, thus I but baked her closed to brownies 1 nighttime later on work. The side yesteryear side twenty-four hours I brought them in. I walked carefully to her cage as well as said, 'Annie I baked these brownies but for you. I'll position them correct hither on the flooring as well as y'all tin come upwards and get them if y'all want.'
"Then I got out of in that location but every bit fast every bit I could because I was afraid she mightiness throw them at me. But she didn't. She genuinely took the brownies as well as ate them. After that, she was but a petty chip nicer to me when I was around. And sometimes I'd speak to her. Once, I fifty-fifty got her laughing.
"One of the nurses noticed this as well as she told the doctor. They asked me if I'd assist them with Annie. I said I would if I could. So that's how it came nearly that. Every time they wanted to come across Annie or examine her, I went into the cage commencement as well as explained and calmed her downwards as well as held her hand. This is how they discovered that Annie was almost blind."
After they'd been working alongside her for nearly a year—and it was tough sledding with Annie—the Perkins constitute for the Blind opened its doors. They were able to assist her and she went on to report as well as she became a instructor herself.
Annie came dorsum to the Tewksbury Institute to visit, as well as to come across what she could produce to help out. At first, the Director didn't tell anything as well as thus he persuasion nearly a letter he'd but received. H5N1 human being had written to him nearly his daughter. She was absolutely unruly—almost similar an animal. She was blind as well as deaf every bit good every bit 'deranged.' He was at his wit's end, but he didn't desire to position her inwards an asylum. So he wrote the Institute to ask if they knew of anyone who would come upwards to his trouble solid as well as run alongside his daughter.
And that is how Annie Sullivan became the lifelong companion of Helen Keller.
When Helen Keller received the Nobel Prize, she was asked who had the greatest impact on her life as well as she said, "Annie Sullivan."
But Annie said, "No Helen. The adult woman who had the greatest influence on both our lives was a flooring maid at the Tewksbury Institute."