Mikayla Resh experienced severe brain damage at birth; her trauma resulted in multiple disabilities including blindness, hearing loss, and spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Sadly, Resh passed away on January 30th at the age of 24. In life, she served as an inspiration to others who are impacted by disability; she and her mother would visit schools and discuss the importance of inclusion for people with disabilities.
Mikayla’s mother founded Mikayla’s Voice, a nonprofit organization with the aim of empowering children with disabilities and educating others about diversity and inclusion.
"I promised her before she died that I would make sure that her voice was louder than ever," Kimberly Resh said.
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“Mikayla Resh, an inspiration for people with disabilities, has died. Family and friends vow to keep her voice alive.”