Helen Adams Keller discovered the power of touch as a child, and her life demonstrates that you can overcome life’s struggles and make a difference in the lives of others.
Helen Adams Keller born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama was one of the most remarkable and influential people in American history.
Helen Keller contracted an illness at 19 months old, described by doctors as “an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain,” which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. That illness left her both deaf and blind.
Helen could see and hear before the illness, and after the illness, Helen could communicate somewhat with Martha Washington, the six-year-old daughter of the family cook, and by the age of seven, she had more than 60 signs to communicate with her family.