Helen Keller

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Helen Keller

Background Info - Born June 27, 1880 and died June 1, 1968 - around the age of 19 months, she went blind and deaf due to an unknown illness- with the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller was determined to get an education and attend college - Helen Keller graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude, being the first deaf and blind person to do so

Helen Keller

Mary Meegan Fanning

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart"

"The human person is the clearest reflection of God's presence in the world; all of the Church's work in pursuit of both justice and peace is designed to protect and promote the dignity of every person. Latin, English. Pope. [vatican city]: February 16, 2015.

- Helen worked for social justice in the United States- She demonstrated God's plan that we need to honor everyone's human dignity, no matter their personal disabilities- She proved that even with her disabilities she could achieve anything. - Being the first blind and deaf person to graduate college, she showed that we must have faith in all people - Her teaching corresponds with the foundational principle for a just society - She did this by showing that people with disabilities should have the same opportunities - Despite many doubts, she achieved greatness and showed that she could be an active person in society - With hard work, determination, and faith in God, Helen Keller was able to overcome obstacles and reach her goals- This teaches us that we should not underestimate any person because God has a plan for each of us -Also, that we must not persecute against anyone with a disability because they are just like us.

"Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD" (Leviticus 19:14)


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