Helen Keller was born in June of 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was eldest of two daughters between her father, Author Keller and her mother, Kate Keller. Helen was a happy girl, just like other kids until one day, when tragedy happened to Helen. When she was only 19 month old, she suffered from a potentially deadly brain fever. She was lucky to survive, but it left Helen deaf and blind. Young Helen acted like a wild animal, and she was always filled with anger.
Then, Helen met Anne Sullivan, who saved her from Helen's dark world, and who was to be her lifelong companion in the future. Though at first Helen regarded Anne as a stranger, but with time, as Anne took care of Helen with all her love, Helen unlocked her heart and mind to Anne. Anne started to teach Helen how to communicate, and thanks to Helen's passion for learning, she was able to read, write, and speak rapidly.
Helen wanted more educations, so she attended various schools. And in 1896, when she turned 16, she was intelligent enough to attend college of "Cambridge School for Young Ladies". After graduation, she supported blind and deaf people. She also had a speech about her story of life and had inspired many people. After her remarkable life, she silently passed away in 1968 as an age of 88.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.-Helen Keller
- Helen Keller was the first deaf blind person to receive a bachelor's degree. She entered the famous Radcliffe college in Cambridge, and in 1904 earned a Bachelor degree.
- Helen Keller was a leading member of the American Foundation for the Blind. Thanks to all of Helen's help, AFB continues to assist blind people with technology, education, independent living, literacy, and employment.
- She published 12 books including her famous autobiography, "The Story of My Life". Another famous book is "Light in my Darkness". She also wrote books dealing with political issues(socialism), and also contributed many articles to magazines and newspapers.
The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.-Helen Keller
Intelligent, courageous, inspiring
Daughter of Author H. Keller and Kate Adams Keller
Loved learning new things, writing, and helping others
Who hated discrimination and conspiracy
Who gave hope to many disabled people from her success
Who feared things she could not see or hear, feared that disabled people would suffer throughout their lives from loss of their senses
Who wanted a world with no discrimination of disables
Born in Alabama and lived in New York