Laura Bridgman and Helen Keller

by Marie Cunningham

(The Colony, TX, USA)

Laura Bridgman

I admire them both because at a time when learning to communicate, for the Deaf, was difficult they not only learned to communicate but also became educated. Learning to communicate while not being able to hear and speak was hard at this time in history but these two women managed to do just that while not only being deaf but blind as well. I am physically disabled and thinking of what I complain about not being able to do and then what these two women did makes me feel like I can do almost anything. After learning to communicate they then became educated. Helen Keller even managed to not only graduate college but did it with Honors and then became an activist and helped others as well. Both of these women were obviously very strong women. So many today have benefited from they taught us all is possible.

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