Third Floor

Melissa Pacheco (WBBM/Steve Miller)

For Mom In Wheelchair, Third-Floor Apartment Is A Challenge

Every time Melissa Pacheco leaves her apartment, her teenage sons must carry her down three flights of stairs.


Mark and Theresa August worry about the safety of their developmentally and physically disabled son, Austin, at school, because he his classroom is on the 2nd floor and they're not convinced the school has a sufficient evacuation plan for him and other students in wheelchairs. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Of Disabled Child Worried About School’s Evacuation Plan

A family is fighting for the rights of their 9-year-old son, and other children in wheelchairs who are forced to attend classes on the second and third floor of a Chicago Public School.

CBS 2–04/11/2012