Nick Dupree


Age: 34

disability rights activist and writer whose two-year campaign labeled "Nick's Crusade" resulted in a special Medicaid program for 30 ventilator-dependent Alabamians with disabilities (including himself and his older brother) to continue at-home care and other support past the age of 21, who had a severe neuromuscular disease but was in a wheelchair and depended on a respirator to breathe while living with his family in Mobile, Alabama before moving to New York City in 2008, where he continued blogging about the issue from his website as well as writing, painting and creating comics.

Cause of Death: Sepsis and heart ailments

Born: February 23, 1982

Died: February 18, 2017

New York City, New York