December 20, 2014


You’ve probably heard of Helen Keller. She was born a normal, healthy child near the end of the nineteenth century, but before her second birthday a severe illness left her both blind and deaf. Unable to hear, she couldn’t develop the ability to speak normally either. Her parents loved her dearly, but they had no idea how to communicate with a child who couldn’t see, hear, or speak—much less how to discipline her. Helen became wild and unmanageable, and her parents were afraid she would have to spend her life in an institution. Read More