Helen Keller

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Helen Keller

1880 - Helen was born in Tuscumba, Alabama1887 - Anne Sullivan came to teach Helen1888 - Helen went to Perkins school for the Blind1894 - Helen went to Wright-Humason School for the Deaf1896 - Helen went to Cambridge School for Young Ladies1900 - Helen went to Radcliffe College1904 - She graduated college

Helen Keller had either scarlet fever or menigitis when she was 19 months old which left her both blind and deaf. At age 7, Anne Sullivan came to teach her. The process was very difficult, but eventually Helen learned to speak using signs in her hands. Helen and Anne went on to several schools, and Helen eventually graduated college. She was the first deafblind person to ever earn a Bachlor of Arts degree. Helen became a great speaker and traveled to over 40 countries sharing her inspirational story.


As a child, Helen was totally isolated from the world because she had no knowledge of communication. Anne taught her that objects have names. After Helen understood that, she quickly learned to speak with her hands and later with her mouth.She was the first deafblind person to obtain a B.A. Degree.She traveled to over 40 countries to speak and share her inspirational story.Perhaps the greatest gift Helen had in her life was her teacher and best friend, Anne Sullivan. They stayed together for 49 years. Even after Anne married, Helen lived with her and her husband. Helen held Anne's hand as she passed away.


"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." "Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light."

Helen Keller



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