Tag Archives: Helen Keller Lecture

Helen Keller Lecture speaker Erik Weihenmayer encourages TROY students to be ‘climbers’

October 21, 2019
By Andy Ellis

At the age of 14, Erik Weihenmayer was gripped by fear – fear of the rare eye disease Retinoschisis that was robbing of him sight, but even greater, fear of all the things he would miss out on in life without his sight.

Weihenmayer, an adventurer, author and motivational speaker, addressed students, faculty, staff…

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Adventurer, author Erik Weihenmayer to deliver TROY’s Helen Keller Lecture

September 30, 2019
By Andy Ellis

Adventurer, author and motivational speaker Erik Weihenmayer, who, in 2001, became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, will bring his “No Barriers” message to Troy University on Oct. 16 for the annual Helen Keller Lecture.

The free lecture is set for 10 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater in Smith…

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Faith, research made possible by Helen Keller Foundation help restore Stovall’s sight

April 25, 2018
By Andy Ellis

Cam Stovall sat in a field, leaning against a fence post, completely blind and convinced that each breath he took would be his last.

The morning had begun like any number of days for the 26-year-old self-proclaimed hunting “addict,” but had taken a tragic turn when he was accidently shot, pellets penetrating his right eye,…

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