Helen Keller, 1880-1968

There are many writers and teachers in the world today. However, how many of them are actually both blind and deaf?

Helen Keller could not see nor hear however, she was able to do more with her life then many people can. This achievements made by her has given other disabled people hope.

She was born on June Twenty-Seventh, Eighteen Eighty in a small town in Northern Alabama. She yearned to communicate with others and do what she wanted to do. Despite this, due to her handicaps, she could not explain herself, leading to her being very mentally frustrated.

Luckily, she had a teacher, Anne Sullivan to teach her self control and methods to communicate with other people. Helen Keller managed to learn not only one but many languages such as Latin, Greek, French and German. Due to her perseverance, she managed to break through and do what other disable people could not do, such as speaking like a normal person.

On June Twenty Eight, Nineteen Hundred and Four, Helen Keller became the first ever deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and also published many books about her life. In Nineteen Sixty Four, she was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award by President Lyndon Johnson.

From Helen Keller, we can learn that from this incident, family of disable people will not give up hope and can achieve great things if we give them the chance to. Thus, creating a milestone in history for the deaf and the blind people all around the world.

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