Mama Cax born Cacsmy Brutus in the year 1989, was an American-Haitian model and disabled rights activist.
Cax was born in New York City, however, she grew up in Haiti.
In 2019, Cax became the face of the Olay brand for its sunscreen marketing campaign.
She was also present at the show for the brand Fenty Beauty, launched by Rihanna.
Below is a biography of her life.
Mama Cax Full Name, Hometown, and Early Life
She was born, Cacsmy Brutus in the year 1989. She was raised in Haiti was born in New York City, America.
At age 14, Cax was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and lung cancer, and doctors gave her three weeks to live.
Two years later, she received a failed hip replacement, leading to the amputation of her right leg.
She later said that it took several years to regain her confidence and that she hid her prosthetic legs for several years.
She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in International Relations.
At age 18, Cax learned to play wheelchair basketball. On September 15, 2016, Cax was invited to the White House to perform in a fashion show put on by Barack and Michelle Obama.
At that time, she was working in the office of the Mayor of New York City while finishing her studies.
Mama Cax Career
In 2017, Cax signed with the modeling agency JAG Models in New York.
She debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2018, parading in a swimsuit designed by Becca McCharen, who sought to change the “standards of beauty”.
That year, she made the cover of Teen Vogue with Jillian Mercado and Chelsea Werner.
In 2019, Cax became the face of the Olay brand for its sunscreen marketing campaign. She was also present at the show for the brand Fenty Beauty, launched by Rihanna.
In October 2019, Cax announced she would be participating in the New York Marathon in a wheelchair.
Mama Cax Cause of Death
Mama Cax was admitted to hospital in London in December 2019, where she passed away on 16 December; her family did not announce her death until December 20.
She was suffering from severe abdominal pains and blood clots in the lung.
Mama Cax Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Her official Instagram username is @mamacax. She is known on Twitter as @mama_cax. Her Facebook account is simply Mama Cāx.