Billy sustained a spinal cord injury in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 19. At 49 years he’s living his life as a quadriplegic and has spent the last 28 years of his life in a nursing home. An associate of Billy’s contacted AFO in their futile search for affordable wheelchair accessible housing. Financially unstable, Billy cannot afford a phone, television or radio, nor does he have access to newspapers, magazines or the Internet. Without family or friends to visit him, he lives a solitary life in a locked facility that serves the elderly, along with people who suffer from mental illness, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Unable to sit outside so he won’t upset those residents, Billy only leaves the facility if he is ill and transferred to a hospital. Billy hasn’t celebrated a birthday, Christmas or any other holiday in over 25 years because the experience is very painful for him. His story, although extreme, is not uncommon.