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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

Helen Keller Quote

Another of many exceptional quotes from Helen Keller. "I am only one; but still I am one". Very powerful words.

A favorite quote.

I have many many favorite quotes and it is hard to say what my favorite is. But this one is at the top of my list, such truth in every word.

Helen Keller in her younger years.

Such an inspiration, I cannot say enough about this lady. You should read more about her. No matter what came her way she found a way through it, not over it or around but through it.

The Miracle Worker

A must see movie about this inspirational lady. The film won an Oscar in 1962. This goes to show the saying I have heard all of my life is correct... there is always someone else worse off than you, no matter your situation. Can you imagine being both blind and deaf at 18 months old?

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.

Dedication to Helen Keller

She lived to be 88 years old. And what a life she lived. She did not allow anything to hold her back. We should all learn from people such as Helen Keller. This post is dedicated to Ms. Helen Keller.

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