Helen Keller was born in Alabama on June 27, 1880. When she was just nineteen months old she suffered a serious illness due to which she completely lost her sense of hearing as well as sight.  Initially she devised gestures to make herself understood. Her parents appointed a special teacher by the name Anne Sullivan. She is considered as one of the heroic figures who had overcome extreme hardship in order to achieve her life time goals and aims of life. She began to learn to read and write. She always craved to communicate with the world around and get connected to them. She loved the outdoors and longed to experience it. By the brilliant use of words and concepts she could not only understand the physical world but also the world of concepts, ideas and emotions. This ability to communicate made her pursue her career as literature and writer.
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