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Helen Keller: A True Hero Essay

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"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming" said Helen Keller, a woman who faced many obstacles in her life ("Fun"). Most people don't dedicate their lives to help others, especially if they have disabilities themselves, but Helen Keller is a different story. At 19 months old, Helen Keller was diagnosed with a disease that led her to be deaf and blind. A true hero is someone who is dedicated to help others in need no matter the circumstances/struggle he or she faces, never gives up, and is an inspiration for others. Helen Keller is a hero because she overcame the struggle of being deaf and blind by never giving up, dedicated her life to help others, and made change in the world despite her disabilities.
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Through hard work and persistence, she received it. She demonstrated that she was more than capable of taking care of herself as she changed people’s attitude to those who were deaf and blind and fought hard for her beliefs. Leslie Garratt, the author of Helen Keller: A Photographic Story of Life stated, “And now after a lifetime of effort and optimism, she was one of the most best-known and most respected women in the world” (Garrett 8). Keller demonstrated to all that a true hero is one that overcomes a struggle by never giving up. Just because you have a struggle, you are not considered a hero. A true hero never gives up no matter how hard or long it will take until he or she demonstrates that a tough obstacle can be faced and defeated.
Helen Keller is a hero because she devoted her life to help others. Even though she had enough to worry about herself, she always ended up putting the needs of others before her. In fact, she traveled around the world giving speeches and used her education to influence and improve the lives of people with disabilities by lobbying and lecturing (McGinnity et al 3). Everywhere she traveled, she would change opinions towards people with disabilities. Her speeches were so inspiring and so successful, that countries, presidents, and royal families would all send her invitations. We can all see that she helped people who once lost hope. She took a long part of her lifetime to lecture those who needed to be
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