This weekend will mark the 126th anniversary of Anne Sullivan arriving at Helen Keller's home. Both Badass Chicks! A brief history of the pair: Anne was born into a poor, illiterate family. After dealing with trachoma, she became blind and attended Perkins School for the Blind, graduating valedictorian. Helen Keller was born healthy and became blind and deaf after an illness at 19 months old. When Helen was 6, Anne was hired by Helen's parents to help their daughter communicate. Anne's vision had been partially restored and she was ready to take the challenge on. Together their friendship and mentorship lasted almost 50 years. Anne moved to Boston with Helen when Helen herself attended Perkins School for the Blind, and then later to NYC for more schooling. Helen went on to become the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also campaigned for women's suffrage, was a writer, philanthropist and even has a statue in her honor at the US Capitol. Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, my Badass Chicks of the Day!