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Missed the 2021 Spirit of Helen Keller Gala?

Be inspired by Helen Keller’s remarkable legacy, learn about our efforts to help millions create lasting change in their own lives, and meet some of the incredible people leading this work.

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83%

83 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs

110M

110,000,000 people received essential medication

A young child receives a dose of medicine

21

21 countries worldwide

Our Vision

A world where no one is deprived of the opportunity to live a healthy life – and reach their true potential.

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Portrait of American writer, educator and advocate for the disabled Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) holding a Braille volume and surrounded by shelves containing books and decorative figurines. A childhood illness left Keller blind, deaf and mute. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Helen Keller’s Life and Legacy

Helen Keller was one of the world’s most heroic trailblazers for vulnerable people, and one of its most indelible examples of the power of the human spirit to overcome hardship. She triggered a watershed change for education, social justice, and health care for underrepresented groups of people and literally redefined our understanding of human potential.

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