By the end of her career, Helen had visited 35 countries on 5 continents to advocate for the blind + back political causes. She met with world leaders from Winston Churchill to Golda Meir. After WWII, General Douglas MacArthur even decided to send Helen as the US's first goodwill ambassador to Japan. It was a good move. Her 1948 trip was an immense success ~ drawing an audience of 2 million.