Helen Keller was eighty-sevenwhen she died on June 1, 1968. Though she lived without sight or hearing from the time she was nineteen months old, she became a world-renowned writer and lecturer! Anne (Annie) Sullivan, herself partially blind, had learned how to communicate at the Perkins School for the Blind using hand signals, and was hired by the Keller family to teach the “signing” language to their daughter. Helen made remarkable progress in the years of Anne Sullivan’s tutoring, ultimately graduating cum laude from Radcliffe. In later years, Helen credited her eagerness for knowledge to the choice of books introduced to her by Anne Sullivan, including the Bible! In a thought mirroring 2 Corinthians 4:18, Helen said the Bible gave her a “deep comforting sense that things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.”
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