Inspirational Life Story of Helen Keller

By | February 23, 2016

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                              Helen Keller was a blind and deaf author. We can imagine she what a great author was….?

           Helen Keller was born on 27 June, 1880 in Tuscumbia, a small, rural town in Alabama, USA. She had born with full sight and hearing. In 1882, she fell ill from what’s thought to be scarlet fever or meningitis. After the illness she started failing to respond and it became apparent she had been left both deaf and blind. Helen Keller had read with Anne Sullivan who started communicating with Keller by spelling words on her hand but her attempts had limited success. After a month of work however, Sullivanmade a breakthrough. While reading Keller to a water pump, Sullivan held one of Keller’s hand under a running tap and wrote ‘water’ on the other. The event triggered Keller to make the connection between the shapes on her hand and objects around her and it was the beginning of her rapid grasp language. Keller was able to read and write using raised letters then later with Braille. She went on study at the Cambridge school becoming the first deaf blind person to study Bachelor of Arts degree.

From 1918, Keller extensively fundraised for the American foundation for the blind, not only collecting money but campaigning tirelessly to alleviate the living and working condition of blind people who were badly educated and living in poor condition. Her activism became a major factor in changing life for these with sensory loss.

                  During her career Keller wrote a number of the socialist party of Massachusetts, US and spent years fundraising to improve life for blind and deaf people. From 1918, Keller extensively fundraised for the American foundation for the blind, not only collecting money but campaigning tirelessly to alleviate the living and working condition of blind people who were badly educated and living in poor condition. Her activism became a major factor in changing life for these with sensory loss.

After years of campaign work and literary success, Keller suffered the first of a series of strokes and her public life drew to a close. She spent her remaining years at her home and 1 June 1968, Keller died in her sleep.

Although she both deaf and blind could be famous in the world due to her incredible work and due to her immanent mirage to do something.

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