At a young age, Helen Keller lost her ability to both see and hear. She spent the next few years in a dark world plagued by frustration because she couldn t communicate with others. Then, one day, everything changed. On that important day, Anne Sullivan, the woman whom Helen would forever know as Teacher, came into her life. Anne would spend the rest of her life devoted to her very bright and capable student. Helen overcame physical challenges to become a popular speaker and inspiration for the blind. She continues to be an example of strength and determination for people everywhere.