Stacey Park Milbern’s Cause of Death; Fans Will Not Forget Her
Stacey Park Milbern’s cause of death has been confirmed. The disability rights activist who helped create the disability justice movement passed away on her thirty-third birthday, May 19, 2020, after her surgery.
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On her birthday, May 19, 1987, Google Doodle honored disability rights activist Stacey Milbern. For those who may wonder, Thursday is known to be Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Google Doodles tweeted; “Today’s #APAHM#GoogleDoodle honors the birthday of disability justice activist, StaceyParkMilbern. Stacey co-created disability justice to fight for those marginalized within the disabled community—people of color, LGBTQ+, and more.”
The purpose is to encourage digital accessibility and inclusion for people with all disabilities. It is intended to honor the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders to the country’s history.
Our beloved Stacey served in disability rights leadership roles when she was only 16 years old. Her projects at that point included as Community Outreach Director for the National Youth Leadership Network.
It later led him to found the North Carolina Youth Leadership Forum and Disabled Young People’s Collective to empower youth with disabilities to engage in advocacy and leadership.
She was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to the North Carolina Commission for the Blind from 2006 to 2008 and to the Statewide Independent Living Council from 2004 to 2010.
She was also well-experienced in the writing and passing of the 2007 North Carolina law establishing October as “Disability History and Awareness Month”. She later required a disability history curriculum to be taught in all schools.
With the help of other disabled queer women of color activists, this angel tried her best to establish the disability justice movement through conversations in 2005.
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What You Need to Know About Stacey Park Milbern’s Cause of Death
About Stacey Park Milbern’s cause of death, she died two years ago on her 33rd birthday due to surgical complications. It is told that she was facing health problems towards the end of her life. She had surgery to remove her own fast-growing kidney cancer was postponed due to shelter-in-place orders.
One tweeted: “The first time I’ve ever known the subject of a google doodle! #StaceyParkMilbern used to blog under the name “Crip Chick” in the 00s, does anyone remember? It’s her birthday and it was thrilling to see her represented!”
Chargé d’Affaires Chris Del Corso commented: “Did anyone see that today’s Google Doodle, on the US home page is honoring the legacy of disability activist StaceyParkMilbern? She was born in Seoul but grew up in the U.S. Interesting story about how she helped establish the #DisabilityJustice movement.”
Another wrote: “This week is dedicated to remembering and celebrating the life of Stacey Park, our dear friend, colleague, and ancestor. Stacey passed away on May 19th, 2020 — her birthday. We remember her joy and her big dreams. #StaceyTaughtUs“
At the time the COVID-19 pandemic spread to the Bay Area, Stacey and four friends constituting the Disability Justice Culture Club distributed homemade disease-prevention kits which were in early March 2020.
It included hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and respirators, for residents of Oakland’s homeless encampments. She was the reason for increasing concerns for the well-being of the community and its most vulnerable members.
Stacey came up with her DIY solution as an example of “crip—or crippled—wisdom”. The pandemic’s demands on health services threatened her community’s access to dialysis, which she warned the public about, and other life-saving treatments needed by some to survive.
Putting those aside, her group also organized mutual aid food, and care support for disabled people in need. Despite her own growing health problems, she continued pandemic relief work.
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