Helen Keller lived an amazing life. She was born on June 27, 1880 in Alabama. Her father was a successful editor for the town's newspaper. Her mother was a homemaker and did not work outside of the house. While Helen was a young child, she caught a terrible fever.
In most cases this fever would have killed the child, but Helen fought through it. When the fever broke however, they discovered that Helen was not only blinded from the fever, her hearing was also taken. Helen's parents were devastated, but with her strong ability to fight off things, they knew from that point on that Helen would make it through. <more...>