S: Louis Braille By: Drew Séguin
FC: Louis Braille | By: Drew Séguin
1: For my biography I decided to do Louis Braille. Louis Braille was born in Coupvray, France on January 4th 1809.
2: As a child it was different for Louis . When Louis was three years old he went blind. His dad owned a shop working with leather making saddles and other leather products. Some people say his dad was busy with a customer when Louis somehow had got a metal prong in one of his eyes. His family went to a doctor but, sadly, back then they had no cure for that infections. In a week or so his eye got so swollen and puffy that he had to keep it shut while the other eye was slowly getting infected. By the time he was 4 he had no vision in either eyes. When he was 10 years old he was accepted to The Royal Institution For Blind Children in Paris. He was excited but sad because he had to leave his family. He was a great student and was extremely talented in music. Over the years he made friends and had fun. One day a general from the Second World War came and showed the kids how to make sounds. The kids were excited to write notes back and forth but soon realized they couldn’t say words only sounds. Louis got permission to talk to the general but when he did the general ignored him and said “blind people don’t need to write to each other!” Louis was 14 when he finished his version with 6 little dots of alphabet for the blind.
3: It consisted of 42 different ways. One day he started coughing up blood and had a really high fever so they took him to the doctor. The doctor said that Louis had tuberculosis, a kind of internal bleeding caused by mold and a lack of fresh air. Louis had to rest and go back in Coupvray for a while with his family but his dad had passed away several years earlier.
4: Three years later when he was 19 he went back to the school to teach. Sadly, on January 6, 1852 (two days after his 43rd birthday) Louis Braille passed away. | Questions for Louis: One of the greatest questions for Louis now would be: how do you knowing feel that the whole world uses the Braille system. Just imagine a few little dots inspired a third of the world! Mr. Braille would probably feel like jumping up and down. I know I would if I had done something like that to inspire the world, especially if I helped blind people communicate.
5: Another great question for Mr. Braille would be: what was his greatest fear in life? Would his greatest fear be what to do in life, like not being able to achieve or complete his goal.Or maybe it would it be somehow being involved in an accident because of his blindness.
6: I chose Louis Braille because he had to be courageous and believe in himself to accomplish his goal. Since one child worked at night for about five years, almost every non-sighted and visually-impaired child knows how to read and communicate in their very own way. Imagine inspiring the whole World and with just a few dots.
7: (the tomb of Louis Braille)