Helen Keller Day

Tiffany Brar
Posted July 9, 2019 from India

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart,” said Helen Keller.

Helen Keller, a revolutionary women of multiple disability -The American author, lecturer, humanitarian and political activist and the first Deaf Blind in the world to get a degree, what to tell more than this, about her?

As a blind not only to me, she is an inspiration, role model and encouragement to each and every blind person in the world. Every year on 27th of June on her birth date, the entire world is celebrating Helen Keller day to honour the symbol of epitome, courage, self confidence

Friends, just to tell her life story in two lines,

She was affected by an illness in her early childhood which made her to turn as a Deaf and blind. She was just two years old at that time. With the help of Anne Sullivan, her instructor she learned how to communicate and completed her basic education. She made a change in the history by getting the bachelor’s degree as Deaf blind.

There are so many blind women in India, who are still not able to receive even the basic education even today. Helen Keller fought for herself and completed her education in spite of her disability. This is what always attracts and pulls me to her as a source of energy and courage.

When I read her life story I came to know that she published 12 books in her life time, which is again a symbol of courage and confidence. The only lingering question in my mind is how this is possible for women with multiple disabilities to do this? Is that the in born courage and the trust she had on her? How strong she should be to prove to the whole world that as a woman she can reach the peak of the world and disability is not a hindrance at all.

She didn’t stop with that. Throughout her life time she supported and was a strong advocate of disabled rights, pacifism, women’s empowerment and workers rights.

She developed herself by the faith she had on herself and talents.   

She is a sign of courage and confidence to the entire blind community and an inspiration to the young blind girls like me.

 

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Seka
Jul 10
Jul 10

Hello Tiffany,
Thank you for the story of Helen Keller, she does not inspire the blind only but everyone without distinction.
Have a nice day
Seka

Tiffany Brar
Jul 11
Jul 11

hi seka,
helen is a role model to everyone who wants to overcome obstacles and to reach the peak.
thanks for your comments.

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Tiffany Brar
Jul 11
Jul 11

dear seka,
Helen is always an inspiration and a source of energy and she is the biggest role model for me.
Not only to the blind she is also an inspiration for sighted people also.
I am so privileged to share her life story and how she inspired me in world pulse family.
Thanks for the comments seka.
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Hello, Tiffany,

Thank you for writing a loving tribute to Helen Keller. She is a very brave women to be able to achieve more than an ordinary person with a functioning sight.

What a challenge it is for us who can see with no or lesser forms of disabilities! The world needs more Helen Kellers and Anne Sullivans in this world. How inspiring their story is.

With the use of braile, blind people in the Philippines can now access education. There are a number who finished their degrees, too. There are others who opted to pursue a job as massage therapists, among others, But like India, many blind people still seeking opportunities to study and work, too.

Thanks again for this inspiring message!

Tiffany Brar
Jul 11
Jul 11

dear karen,
So happy to hear that the blind community in Philippines is developing in terms of education and job placement. Helen is always a very big inspiration to all the blind people and she showed us the way of positive approach in life. She is a role model to everyone .
Have a wonderful day ahead karen.
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Hello, sister,

Yes, there are organizations here that support blind people. There are also schools for the blind.

Helen is really anninspiration even to the special needs community.

Have a great day, too!

Jill Langhus
Jul 10
Jul 10

Hello Lovely,

How are you doing? I agree with you, Seka and Karen. Helen Keller has always been a great inspiration to both blind and non-blind people. Her tenacity, bravery and courage were very admirable, to say the least. I'm glad that she was able to pave way for so many individuals.

Hope you're having a great day and week!

Tiffany Brar
Jul 11
Jul 11

dear jil,
I am doing good jil.
Hope you too.
Helen is always a symbol of courage and confidence.
She is always admirable as you said.
Thanks jil.
Have a wonderful days ahead.

Jill Langhus
Jul 11
Jul 11

Hello dear:-)

Great to hear! Yes, I'm doing very well, thanks:-)

You're very welcome.

Thank you!! You, too:-)

Spiritedsoul
Jul 19
Jul 19

Thank you for sharing that inspiring story .

Tiffany Brar
Jul 23
Jul 23

thanks jesica