Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At the age of 19 months Helen was blinded, and became deaf. The cause of her loss of hearing and loss of sight has never been diagnosed. Helen had what some people described as a tumultuous childhood. During that time Anne Sullivan entered Helen’s life. Ms. Sullivan’s tutelage allowed Helen’s education to expand. In 1900, Helen entered what is now known as Radcliffe College. In 1904 she graduated from Radcliffe with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was the first deafblind student to earn such a degree.
Helen Keller is a role model for the abilities of disabled children. Given the opportunity disabled children do excel in their educational endeavors. The disabled child is facilitated to reach their maximum potential.
We honor her on this day in recognition of her contribution for all disabled persons.
A picture of Ms. Keller’s home in Tuscumbia, Alabama is attached to this post.
George Fuller, MPA, MA CEO, Daniel Jonathan Fuller Memorial Fund