Helen Keller, Deaf-Blind Activist (1880-1968) Born in Alabama with normal sight and hearing Helen is believed to have contracted a mystery illness at 19 months which rendered her permanently deaf and blind. It is thought today that it was likely to be meningitis or scarlet fever.
It is hard to comprehend how life would feel if you couldn’t hear the world around you. It is like being a casual observer of the world without the ability to participate fully. Imagine then the joy at being given the gift of hearing for Christmas. It is what happened when one [...]