I first knew about her during my elementary years. A classmate influenced me to buy comics, and one of those is the biography of Helen Keller.
Helen Keller is a popular intellectual celebrity during the 1920s to 1940s. Her life story got me inspired. She was blind and deaf most of her life. She was not born deafblind though, but became one when she got sick by a serious disease at age 2.
Although she was blessed with a well off family, but this is probably not the reason why she overcame her physical limitations. A positive and supportive family is enough.
She was the first deafblind to graduate in college, and magna cum laude at that!
She is also an author, who wrote a total of 12 books, and several articles.
Radicalism also got her into, advocating equal rights to workers. This part of her life is not highlighted in biographies and movies about her since some people find it controversial.
Any negative odds can be prevailed over no matter how difficult. I’ve heard this a long time ago that “Everything has a solution.” It may not be easy sometimes, but here is no reason to sulk in self-pity and despair.
Thanks to Wikipedia for the image
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