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Teen with Cerebral Palsy makes desperate midnight phone calls to find shelter

Mar 21, 2017 Matt Clarke

Benjamin is no ordinary teen. Born with Cerebral Palsy, he has extremely limited use of his legs and cannot write with his hands. But he says “my mind is as sharp as anybody else’s.”

Benjamin Williamson is a 17-year-old honors student. He has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair. He’s also homeless and his plight paints a stark picture of what it means to be homeless when you are living with a disability. Ben estimates his odds of ever finding an accessible place to live at “one-in-a-million.” Benjamin says the March of Dimes apartment complex has a wait list of 10-15 years.