HELEN KELLER                                 








-Had Dyslexia;
-Didn’t speak until age 4;
-Got in a lot of trouble at school;
-Was told by teachers he “would not amount to anything”!

-Had Attention Deficit Disorder;               
-Got fired from his 1st job because his boss said that he had “no imagination”!    

-Attacked by a shark at age 13, resulting in the loss of her left arm.               


-Impaired hearing which led to social and academic challenges;
-Struggled with school work and was told by one teacher that he was “too stupid to learn anything”;
-Had Attention Deficit Disorder & Dyslexia.

-Became blind shortly after birth.

-Became deaf and blind at 19 months old;

-Has dyslexia;                     
-Bullied at school;
-Her father was killed in a car accident when she was 10 years old.         

-Born without a right hand.

-Struggled with depression.
-Lived in relative poverty until she finished writing the first Harry Potter book.
-Was jobless while raising her young daughter.
-Had her initial manuscript for Harry Potter series rejected by twelve different publishers before finally being accepted by Bloomsbury.

-Most famous scientist of the 20th century;
-Won many important prizes and awards;
-Was considered to have been a genius by many, many people.

-Created Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy & many more original characters that are loved world-wide;
-Started Walt Disney Studios and made many famous movies like Snow White, Bambi, Mary Poppins and Pinnochio;
-Came up with the ideas for Disneyland, Disneyworld and Epcot Center.

-Started surfing again one month after her shark attack and losing her arm;
-Went on to win prizes in other surfing competitions and turning professional at age 17;
-Wrote about her life in the book “Soul Surfer” which was made into a movie.

-One of the world’s greatest inventors whose inventions like the light bulb, motion picture camera, phonograph (record player), alkaline batteries & many others are still used today!

-Singer and songwriter who plays  several different  musical instruments;
-Signed with Motown records at age 11;  
 -Received 22 grammy awards, the most ever given to a male solo artist;
-Ranked #5 of the “Hot 100 All-time Top Artists” by Billboard Magazine in 2008.

-Became the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college (Radcliffe College, 1904);
-Learned to "hear" people's speech by reading their lips with her hands;
-Learned to read using Braille;
-Learned to speak, and spent much of her life giving speeches and lectures.

-Teen actress, singer, model and dancer;   
-Plays ‘CeCe Jones’ on the Disney series Shake It Up!
-Coped with dyslexia by reading everything she could find, including the cereal boxes.
-Major league baseball pitcher for the California Angels, the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox, and the Milwaukee Brewers.   


-Novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.-The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.
-The Harry Potter series also became the best-selling book series in history and became the basis for the movie franchise which became the second highest-grossing film series in history.



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