In the book/play "Miracle Worker" by William Gibson, why do Annie's nightmares stop?

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Anne Sullivan's first job was taking care of the wild Helen Keller; she left the Perkins Institue where she had been a pupil (Anne herself was partially blind) to become Helen's governess.  Annie's life had not been a happy one.  Among other things, she had always blamed herself for her younger brother's death.  She is only able to come to terms with her painful past and end the nightmares when she finally reaches Helen and promises to love her "forever and ever," just as she had once promised her brother Jimmie. 

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