Produced for the website of the AARP Bulletin in honor of World AIDS Day (12/1/10).
The story of Dr. Robert Franke highlights the challenges he and his family faced when he decided he was no longer able to care for himself, relocated to Little Rock to be closer to his daughter, and applied to – and was accepted by – a tony assisted living facility. Less than a day after he moved in, Dr. Franke was ejected from his new home because of his HIV-status. With the help of Lambda Legal, the family sued. The case recently settled. An amazing story about an extraordinary family challenging a stunning injustice.