President Reagan issued a proclamation in 1984 that established the last week of June to be recognized and celebrated as Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness Week. Helen Keller truly paved the way for so many DeafBlind! Read all about her incredible life from the time she was born in 1880 to her death in 1968 at the American Foundation for the Blind, http://www.afb.org. She accomplished so much, met so many well known people, including Presidents, encouraged multitudes and definitely left a legend not to be forgotten! This week we will submit daily tidbits about Helen Keller and so many other DeafBlind! Celebrate with us! I think this statement below is a good way to start!
Senator Lister Hill of Alabama gave a eulogy during the public memorial service. He said, “She will live on, one of the few, the immortal names not born to die. Her spirit will endure as long as man can read and stories can be told of the woman who showed the world there are no boundaries to courage and faith.”