Fannie Farmer was fearless. After suffering a paralytic stroke at a young age, she pushed right through physical disabilities, ultimately defying doctors' expectations by becoming the Boston Cooking School's most outstanding student, and eventually, its director. Fannie was an expert in the art of cooking, pioneering precise, standard level measurement and revolutionized recipe writing. Famous, Amazing Things, Wisdom Quotes, American Author, Deaf History, Amazing Women, Admire, Inspiration People, Helen Keller
Half a century before famed Helen Keller, the "Original Helen Keller," Laura Dewey Bridgman, became the first deaf and blind person to learn a language. Her story inspired Helen Keller's parents to have Helen be educated.
8-year-old Helen Keller (1880-1968) with Anne Sullivan (1866-1936) vacationing at Cape Cod in July 1888. Both Keller and Sullivan indicated later in their journals that “doll” was the first word Helen learned in sign language in March 1887. This photograph is believed to be the only known photo of Helen holding one of her dolls.