Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. When she was born she was able to see and hear by she lost those abilities at the age of just 19 months after an illness. For several years she could only communicate with her family through a few home signs they understood from her. Keller’s story became truly miraculous when she started working with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who taught her how to communicate in a way that no one had previously believed possible. She eventually learned to speak, read lips and sign language using her hands, and read braille. She went on to graduate college and lead a life delivering lectures and fighting for the rights of women and people living with disabilities. At this time many people believed that people like Keller were incapable of learning how to live in the real world, but her life achievements changed their minds forever. On Helen Keller Day we celebrate the woman who made a huge impact on the world even though most people believed she could never even learn to communicate.