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(113,392 posts)
Wed Nov 1, 2023, 11:18 PM Nov 2023

Sad to report that healthcare advocate Ady Barkan has passed.

FB page. From his wife:

Hi all, this is Ady’s wife, Rachael. I’m devastated to share the news that Ady has died from complications of ALS. You probably knew Ady as a healthcare activist. But more importantly, he was a wonderful dad and my life partner for 18 years.

Ady fought for the 24/7 care he needed to be home with us until the end of his life. It’s impossible to thank his incredible caregivers enough for their labor and care, which allowed us to live as a family through Ady’s health challenges. Everyone should have that chance.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Ady and our family over the years—from the amazing caregivers who became family to us to the activists facing their own health challenges who joined the movement he was building at Be A Hero.

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Sad to report that healthcare advocate Ady Barkan has passed. (Original Post) blm Nov 2023 OP
Damn. onecaliberal Nov 2023 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author BootinUp Nov 2023 #2
oh my, so young and handsome Skittles Nov 2023 #5
Hero mahina Nov 2023 #3
If thread titles can be edited ... krkaufman Nov 2023 #4
Yes, I just saw that spellcheck changed it to Andy blm Nov 2023 #11
The world is grateful for his activism. Very sad. C Moon Nov 2023 #6
I remember his valiant efforts. Be at peace, now Ady. hlthe2b Nov 2023 #7
I remember him well. Incredibly courageous. I'm so glad he and his family Maru Kitteh Nov 2023 #8
Amazing man. So much respect. The fight continues... Nanjeanne Nov 2023 #9
RIP area51 Nov 2023 #10
"The Progressive Movement has lost a hero" Kid Berwyn Nov 2023 #12
The world has lost a hero. So much admiration for Ady Barkan and his family. Nanjeanne Nov 2023 #13
Statement from President Joe Biden LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #14
A thoughtful remembrance. blm Nov 2023 #15

Response to blm (Original post)


(113,392 posts)
11. Yes, I just saw that spellcheck changed it to Andy
Thu Nov 2, 2023, 10:25 AM
Nov 2023

Auto-correct is an evil presence. And 99% of the time it is incorrect. 🧐

Maru Kitteh

(28,423 posts)
8. I remember him well. Incredibly courageous. I'm so glad he and his family
Thu Nov 2, 2023, 08:33 AM
Nov 2023

got to spend their time on their terms.

Rest well sir.

Kid Berwyn

(16,084 posts)
12. "The Progressive Movement has lost a hero"
Fri Nov 3, 2023, 09:29 AM
Nov 2023

"There are no words to capture Ady Barkan's brilliance, moral clarity, and immense capacity to imagine and fight for a new world."

Source: https://www.commondreams.org/news/ady-barkan-dies

Mr. Barkan worked to make the world a better place for ALL.


(148,808 posts)
14. Statement from President Joe Biden
Fri Nov 3, 2023, 10:09 AM
Nov 2023

Today, Jill and I mourn the loss of Ady Barkan and offer our deepest condolences to Rachael, Carl, and Willow during such a difficult time.

He turned his pain into purpose and, in turn, inspired optimism in the hearts of countless people living with ALS and their loved ones

It’s like he said in a speech just one month ago, “Staying in the struggle can bring beautiful rewards.”

I know from experience what it’s like to lose a piece of your soul to a deadly disease – to watch the most honorable person you know fight until the last breath with absolute courage and character.

I hope Ady's family can find some measure of comfort in knowing that Ady’s legacy will endure through them, and all those whose lives he touched.
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