Michael CollinsQ. For the past couple of decades I have owned a home located on a steep hill in a semi-rural area, but changes caused by my quadriplegia now make it more difficult for me to travel locally for shopping, recreation and social events. The isolation has been peaceful but not always conducive for travel to work for my personal care attendants, as my home is quite a distance from the nearest transit stop. The steep grade on nearby streets and sidewalks also makes it dangerous to travel in my wheelchair, and impossible when snowy or icy. I have progressed from using a manual wheelchair to needing a power chair and want to move closer to shopping, transit and more level ground so I can use nothing but my wheelchair to shop and socialize.

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