Cacsmy Brutus (November 20, 1989 – December 16, 2019), known as Mama Cax, was an American-Haitian model and disabled rights activist. With her prosthetic right leg, Cax was a proudly unconventional figure in modern fashion modelling.
Cacsmy Brutus was born on November 20, 1989, in Brooklyn, New York City. When she was 14, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and lung cancer, and doctors gave her three weeks to live. In two years, she underwent a hip replacement that failed, resulting in the amputation of her right leg. Later, she said she had to regain her confidence and hide her prosthetic leg for several years.
In international relations, she earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree.
Cax began playing wheelchair basketball at the age of 18.