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Anne Sullivan

American Teacher, Instructor
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Net worth 2018: $8 Million
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Feeding Hills
BirthDay: 14 April 1866
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: October 20, 1936
Education: Perkins School for the Blind

Anne Sullivan was bornon 14 April 1866 in Feeding Hills, Irish, American, is American Teacher, Instructor. Johanna ‘Anne’ Mansfield Sullivan Macy, who is better known as Anne Sullivan, is a well known Irish-American teacher and a mentor to Helen Keller. She went through a tough time as a child because her mother was suffering from frail health and her father was raging alcoholic. After the death of her mother and abandonment by her father at the age of 8, she and her brother Jammie were sent to state almshouse in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. There her brother passed away and then she moved on to the Perkins School for the Blind, Boston. She passed out of there as a valedictorian of her class. After that she moved to Tuscumbia, Alabama to Keller family to tutor their deaf, blind and mute daughter Helen Keller and from there onwards she was with her for the next 39 years of her life, tutoring her, accompanying her to the university, helping her to understand her lectures, tutorials, etc. Sullivan and Helen started working for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) as advocates, counselors and fundraisers. She fell in love with John Albert Macy, a Harvard instructor and they both got married when she was only 39 but the marriage never worked out and they got separated. She died in comma at the age of 70, while holding hands with her companion of life Helen Keller.


Sullivan died on 20 October 1936 at the age of 70 as she fell into coma in Forest Hills, Queens, New York


In 1930, Sullivan was offered an honorary degree from the Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


In 1929, Sullivan got her right eye removed as it was a constant source of pain


In 1924, Sullivan and Helen started working for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) as advocates, counselors and fundraisers


In 1916, Anne was diagnosed with tuberculosis and went to Lake Placid to recover


In 1911, Sullivan fell ill and had to undergo surgery


Sullivan and Macy got married in 1905 at the age of 39


In 1901, Sullivan met John Albert Macy, a Harvard instructor who was helping Keller with her autobiography


In 1887, Sullivan accepted the offer of Keller family and began her lifelong task as Helen Keller’s teacher


In 1886, Sullivan graduated from Perkins School for the Blind, Boston as a valedictorian of her class


In 1880, Sullivan learned to read and write in Perkins and began her formal education there


In 1876, Sullivan and her brother were sent to a state almshouse in Tewksbury, Massachusetts


Anne Sullivan was born on 14 April 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts

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