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Helen Keller - Deaf & Blind, A Remarkable Journey of Resilience

A Dose of Inspiration To Get Your Day Going..

By Repa Hamid, Legends Report Contributor 

It has been 50 years since author and activist, Helen Keller's death, yet she continues to impact the lives of others through her inspirational charity, The Helen Keller International. Founded in 1915 it is dedicated to preventing blindness and malnutrition. Having been left blind and deaf due to an illness at 19 months old herself, she was faced with overwhelming adversity, yet continued in her journey of advocating for others in disability rights, women's suffrage and equality in the US. Take a look at the video below to see her remarkable resilience throughout her life:

Despite the obstacles in her way, she was still able to obtain an education as well as inspire the lives' of others, her story not only shows us the importance of resilience and continual effort in what we do, but also how there are no limits to what we can achieve! Through the support and guidance of her teacher, Anne Sullivan she was able to go begin this journey, and as she has said:

'Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.'

We can see how vital it is to work with others for not only our own growth but also for the growth of others. However, it can be hard to reach out to others, especially if you haven't done it before, but making those steps can often be the most rewarding in that journey. We all need people we can work with because it can be difficult to make change alone. She has left a legacy that no doubt will carry on in her name and memory and continue to inspire others. To read more on her story click here.

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