Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan

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"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller

There are many web pages, as well as books, plays, and movies about Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, her teacher and friend. Here are a few links if you want to learn more about these two extraordinary women. Did you know that Helen Keller helped found the ACLU?

https://www.hki.org/helen-kellers-life-and-legacy  This is Helen Keller International, which Helen co-founded in 1915 to help people with disabilities

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/helen-keller

https://www.perkins.org/history/people/anne-sullivan

https://www.afb.org/about-afb/history/online-museums/anne-sullivan-miracle-worker

Film and play: The Miracle Worker: I saw the movie when I was a kid and was deeply moved. I'm sure that was the original inspiration for "Just Give Me Everything".

 

 

    I visited Helen Keller's home in Alabama in October 2018-- this is the water pump where she had her "Aha!" moment.

     

    "Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Helen Keller