Why Is Helen Keller Important To You Essay

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You should always strive to be something or like someone great. This past decade, I’ve learned so much about, world leaders, heroes, and etc. It’s amazing to see, where people come from, see what they lived through and also see what they accomplished, through all the hardships. Have you ever thought that, that could be you? Or even, would you have done the same things they did? If I was ever given the opportunity to meet anyone in this world, past or present, real or imaginary, I would choose Helen Keller. Helen had so much charisma and hope for others, and she showed that in her work. According to Urban Dictionary, Helen means a girl who is awesome in all her ways, fly and skilled beyond belief. Helen Keller was born a perfect healthy baby,…show more content…
She graduated high school and college, cum laude, met famous and influential people, like Mark Twain, who was very impressed with her. They later became very close friends. Mark Twain introduced her to his friend Henry H. Rogers, a Standard Oil Executive. Rogers was highly impressed with Helen, that he offered to pay for school, for her. During this time Helen mastered several methods of communication, touch-lip reading, Braille, speech, typing and finger-spelling. Helen wrote a book called The Story of My Life. It covered her transformation from childhood to a 21-years old college student. After college, Helen build up the determination to learn more about the world and how she could help improve the lives of others. She became a well-known celebrity lecturer by sharing her experiences with audiences, and working on behalf of others living with disabilities. During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognitions of her accomplishments, including the Theodore Roosevelt Distinguishes Service Medal in 1936, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964, and election to the women’s Hall of Fame in 1965. She also received many honoree doctoral degrees from many
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