Helen Keller courageous blind&deaf woman

Introduction

Imagine how tough life would be without sight and hearing. Helen Keller, overcame the disabilities of blindness and deafness. She tried hard to get recognized from the people who was discriminating her, and she proudly showed her victory against them. She had changed the way that the world viewed people with all kinds of disabilities. Helen Keller, is now remembered as one of the most inspiring woman in the world.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.-Helen Keller
Helen Keller

Helen's life

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 Keller (left), Anne Sullivan(right)

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's accomplishments

  • 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 at Radcliffe Graduation, 1904
  • 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.
Helen's autobiography
The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.-Helen Keller

Biopoem

Helen

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

Keller

Helen Keller

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