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In My Own Words: Franke v. Parkstone Living Center, Inc.

September 2011 | Dr. Robert Franke and Sara Bowling Franke

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"I was rushed out of Fox Ridge with some clothes, into Sara’s car and taken to her home to live in her kitchen."

Dr. Robert Franke, a 75-year-old retired university provost and minister, relocated to Little Rock while still living independently to be closer to his daughter, Sara Bowling Franke. The reverend decided to move into Fox Ridge at North Little Rock, an assisted living facility, after fulfilling all of the residency requirements — including submitting medical forms completed by a local physician. The next day, Fox Ridge officials abruptly ejected Dr. Franke from the facility because he has HIV. Here, both Dr. Franke and his daughter Sara tell their story.


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