Helen Adams Keller

Helen Adams Keller - giving lectures, writing articles, and...

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Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27,1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Helen Keller was not born blind and deaf. Keller, at the age of 19 months, suddenly lost her hearing and vision. She contracted an illness described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness did not last for a long time, but it left her deaf and blind. The illness that struck Hellen, left her deaf and blind before she learned to speak. Helen Keller grew from infancy into childhood wild and unruly, and had little real understanding of the world around her. Helen Keller's new life began when she was a few seven years old. From her youth, she was always willing to help them by appearing before legislatures,
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Unformatted text preview: giving lectures, writing articles, and above all, by her own example of what a severely disabled person could accomplish. Hellen Keller grew into a highly intelligent and sensitive woman who wrote and labored incessantly for the betterment of others. The triumph over adversity made her think she had a definite place in the history of our time and times to come. During her life, Helen Keller received awards of great distinction. Most of these awards were bestowed on her in recognition of the stimulation her example. Miss Keller also received the Americas Award for Inter American Unity. She held honorary memberships in scientific societies and philanthropic organizations throughout the world....
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