Patty Duke and Helen Keller: Similarities of Greatness
– Helen Keller
I thought I would revisit a past post remembering Patty Duke and Helen Keller. Both women overcame disabilities. Both had the courage to speak out on difficult and controversial issues.
As a young girl glued to the TV, like many, the movie The Miracle Worker had a profound effect on me. I wanted nothing more afterwards than to be a teacher just like Anne Sullivan.
I lived in Michigan, and the Michigan School for the Blind, which closed in 1995, was where I wanted to teach. I got to visit the school as a college student. I changed my major to a different area of special education, but I never will forget that movie and the effect it had on me.
I always admired Patty Duke greatly for that performance and later because she had the Patty Duke and Helen Keller: Similarities of Greatness: