Summer of Heroes
Despite Ady's disability and alarming speed at which he was becoming paralyzed, Ady took to the road to share his story in the summer of 2018 - traveling 22 states in 40 days and confronting over 15 Members of Congress.
Working with activists in Maine and D.C., Be a Hero launched a crowdfunding campaign challenging Collins to be a hero and vote "no" on Kavanaugh — or we’d fund her future opponent. Through heroic activism and people-powered, small-dollar donations, Be A Hero raised $4.1 million for the Democratic nominee to defeat Collins in 2020.
Ady and the Be a Hero team turned the stories heard during the Summer of Heroes tour into a series of powerful healthcare ads — helping elected progressives across the country and winning back the House.
Uncovered: Health Care Conversations with Ady Barkan
Be A Hero launched the “Uncovered: Health Care Conversations” with a series of deeply personal interviews with the major Democratic presidential candidates. The interviews were conducted by Ady, using only his eye-gaze technology.