Photograph of Melvin smiling in front of his accessible apartment

Melvin was 22 years old when an accident caused him to lose use of his arms and legs. A year later, he was moved to a nursing home hours away from his family and friends. Melvin told us he thought, “This is where I am going to die.” Through the help of an advocate with Disability Rights NC, Melvin found an accessible apartment near his family and pieced together the services necessary for his 24-hour care. He now enjoys seeing his family and friends and participates in community activities.