Helen Keller: “Strength undefeatable”

Seven-year-old Helen Keller is depicted in this statue at the moment in 1887 when her teacher Anne Sullivan spelled W-A-T-E-R in one of her hands and held the other one under the water coming from the pump. Dedicated in 2009, it is the first statue of a child and of a person with a disability, in the U.S. Capitol. In her book “Let Us Have Faith” (1940) Keller wrote: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”

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