Helen Keller

Helen Keller

(1880 – 1968)

Helen Keller was born in 1880. She suffered an illness as a young child (19mths) and became deaf and blind as a result.  By the age of 6yrs old she was frustrated and angry in her dark, lonely world.  It was around this time that a wonderful lady, Anne Sullivan, met Helen and became her tutor.  Gradually, she taught Helen to read, write and speak.  When she was 22, Helen wrote her biography and later wrote 6 other books.  She was positive, optimistic and determined and her story encourages us to be the same – not matter what challenges we face.

Why don’t you go and find out the whole story.  There will be books in your local library with the story of Helen Keller, or there is plenty on Google.

Here are some of Helen’s most famous and encouraging quotes…

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.”

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”