Overcoming Obstacles In The Life Of Helen Keller

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There was once a woman that overcame many obstacles in her life and surpassed everybody’s expectations. She did it with compassion, faith, love, and courage. She was an american, known as Helen Adams Keller. I picked her among many other extraordinary people because she was my favorite example of someone who gives hope and shows perseverance, in this period of time where there is hopelessness in the world. She was not only a great teacher, but also a crusader for the disabled. Keller was also a woman who did not let the loss of her sight and hearing keep her from accomplishing the things that she dreamed of doing.
Helen Keller was born in 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her father was a captain of the Confederate Army, and he had ancestors that were from Switzerland. However Keller looked like every other normal girl from Alabama, there was nothing extra special about her. At birth her eyes were big and blue. Her hair was dirty blonde and it curled at the ends. At the age of 19 months she got sick and her doctors described her ill health as “an
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She never gave up despite the many obstacles she faced in her life. She taught that everything has a special meaning even silence, and to be content no matter what. Keller though that there was even pleasure in simple things such as a handshake or a friendly letter. Helen Keller being deaf and blind was one of the most uplifting and inspirational people who studied and learned so many new and exciting things, for she believed that “Knowledge is power”...”Rather, Knowledge is happiness, because to have Knowledge- broad, deep Knowledge is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man’s progress is to feel the great heart throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heaven ward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.”(Keller
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