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What’s your excuse?- Hellen Keller

Sometimes I am tempted to believe there’s a disability in our ability. Every time, young virile minds with AMAZING potentials waste away.

What is really happening?

American Psychologist, Abraham Maslow said, “The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short”.

Some months ago I watched a 4minutes, 3 seconds video on YouTube of how Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller how to speak. Anne came into Helen’s life when she was 6 years and 8 months old.

Who’s Helen Keller and why should you care? Maybe a story in her life would inspire you to keep going.

Helen Keller was born into an average home in the state of Alabama. While growing up, her parents spoiled her considerably. At 18 months, Helen was struck with fever which left her permanently blind, deaf and dumb.

Refusing to settle for a world of defeat, she went through the four walls of academics, reading with the help of a braille and with the assistance of another visually impaired lady, Anne Sullivan.

To cut the long story short, Helen has her name on Americas Hall of Fame as an Author, an Educator and a Reformist that changed millions of life’s around the world. Helen Keller said, ” it is a terrible thing to see and yet have no vision “.

Some of her notable achievements include:

—Helen Keller was the first blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree in Art.

—She published her famous autobiography with ” The story of my life” in 1902 at 22.

—She published 12 books in her writing career including “light in my darkness”.

—She Co-founded Helen Keller international in 1915.

Now tell me. What’s your excuse?

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