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Helen Keller ~ A Dedication

Helen Keller was an exceptional person. Here is one of my many favorite quotes written by her…”Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.”  ~ Helen Keller

We should all be inspired by Helen Keller. At the age of only eighteen months old, she contracted an illness called “brain fever” by the family doctor which produced a high body temperature. The nature of the illness remains a mystery today. Some experts believe it might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. Within a few days after the fever broke, Keller’s mother noticed that her daughter didn’t show any reaction when the dinner bell was rung, or when a hand was waved in front of her face. Keller had lost both her sight and hearing. She was just 18 months old. However, with the help of her dedicated teacher, Anne Sullivan, she went on to graduate college.

Helen Keller lived to be 88 years old. And left behind a lifetime of inspirational quotes and en example of what we can do, no matter our situation. And the rest, as we all know, is history

This says it all about Helen Keller

More accomplishments than many with no handicaps. She could have just given up but chose to continue moving forward. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, among many other accomplishments.


What do you think?

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Written by Carol DM


  1. Such people are few. Their way of life and struggle for each of us must be a good and inspiring example. Regardless of gender, the color of our skin or the religion we profess.

  2. Beautiful tribute! I think I was about 9 years old when I first saw the Miracle Worker. I was so impressed by both Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. I wanted to be like Anne!