A Prisoner in Her Own Home

In 2008, when Sandra Groves moved into her Roehampton Avenue apartment she was walking. Now, nine years later, due to multiple health issues including a balance and muscle condition, she uses an electric wheelchair to get around if she can get out of her building.

When she first applied for a wheelchair, two barriers presented themselves: the first was a three-inch drop from the buildings outer door to the sidewalk; the second were the doors themselves an exterior and interior security door, too heavy for a 70-year-old woman with considerable muscle atrophy to manage alone.