Blog Posts by Beckie Horter

5 Lessons from a Blind Pioneer: Fanny Crosby's Story

While you are probably familiar with Helen Keller and some of her achievements, do you know about Fanny Crosby? Fanny, whose formal name was Frances Jane van Alstyne (nee Crosby), preceded Helen Keller by about 60 years, living between 1820 and 1915. Like Helen, Fanny was well-known during her lifetime. Similarly, she left a lasting legacy worth remembering. Both women were blind pioneers with much to teach us. By looking back, we can gain inspiration and insights from Fanny, who proved to be a powerful and positive role model. In retrospect, we can see five aspects that contributed to


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