Julia Brace

May 11, 2017
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By: Anonymous (10/06/16)

The famous deaf person I choose was Julia Brace. She lived a long time ago in the 1800’s. I choose her because her personality stood out to me. She was deafblind, which makes me admire her work so much more! At the age of 5, because of a sickness, she became deaf and blind. At that age is when kids are most talkative and are learning about the world. All of that was just taken away from her, she could see or hear the world around her. Even with these new difficulties she was still able to create her own form of household language with her family. When she was about 18 she was enrolled in boarding school for the deaf. In there, she was able to make many friends and still communicate without hearing or seeing! She had a very vibrant personality, and was like any other normal teen. She was known for being very opinionated, and very trustworthy. She even became a nurse! The most amazing thing I find about her is her determination to not let this disability get in her way of living and having fun.