Helen Keller Contributions

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Helen Keller, a political activist, an author. How is a single woman able accomplish many things, especially when that woman is deaf and blind? According to Helen Keller the key to becoming successful in her chosen field was by staying optimistic no matter what obstacle was thrown her way, and in Helen Keller’s case, she truly fit the description of an optimist. Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama to delightful parents Kate and Arthur Kelley. But in February of 1882 when Helen was about two years old disaster struck the Keller household. Helen got meningitis, an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord membrane, which left Helen bedridden. Both her parents were left devastated as one by one each doctor would stop to say that their golden daughter was going to die, but they did not give in, Helen’s parents went to every doctor in town. Even neighbouring towns too, believing that their young daughter would survive. It was because of their optimism and dedication that Helen survived as her fever broke. The once disaster filled household was now filled with rejoice and happiness. The happiness,…show more content…
In 1924, Helen started working at The American Foundation for the Blind and through this job she got to meet many different people, and wherever she went Anne would go to. All of a sudden in 1936 Helen’s beloved friend passed away. Helen was filled with grief and wanted to curl up into a deep dark hole. Anne had been the center of Helen’s life, so Helen knew that she would have to continue working and inspiring people for her. Helen continued to travel around the world and inspire deaf-blind people until she passed away on June 1, 1968. Helen Keller left behind a huge legacy and will always live on in our
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