Famous disability rights activist Judy Heumann died at the age of 75. The United States-based activist reportedly died on Saturday in Washington DC. In this article, we’ll learn more bout her details; keep reading.
Judey Heumann : Who was She
She gained popularity worldwide for her disability rights movement; she was popular as “the mother”. She was known for her excellent work in the field of the disability rights movement, “Disabled in Action”. In the legislation in the United States, her disability rights movement showed in the passage as significant.
She was also very educated in her academics and got a degree from the University of California and Long Island University. 18 December 1947 was her birthdate; she was born in Philadelphia. In the New York City, she became the first teacher who used a wheelchair as a teacher.
1.5 million dollars was her net worth at the time of her death.
Judy Heumann’s husband: Jorge Pineda
She tied the know with Jorge Pineda in 1992. They both were residents of Washington, D.C., and they spent happily married life.
Judy Heumann: Cause of death
On 4th March 2023, Judy Heumann died in Washington, DC, at 75. Her exact death is still not disclosed by her family members. She worked her entire life for disability rights and made a unique personality through her all-life career.
A tweet was made through her official Twitter team after her death:
Thank you to everyone who has followed and supported Judy throughout her advocacy. May her memory be a blessing.
Social media tributes to “the mother” :
“Some people say that what I did changed the world,” she wrote, “But really, I simply refused to accept what I was told about who I could be. And I was willing to make a fuss about it.”
Benjamin Daniel Thomas
This is a very great loss. She did a lot for the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities. It’s because of her that the disability rights movement has taken such a turn. Not just in the U.S., but in much of the world.
thank you so much for everything. You made it seem so easy for me and subsequent generations who then came after us. You taught us that it’s not enough for ‘us’ to get through, we also have to work so those barriers are removed and stay removed for others too. That is change!!