By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 18:31 EST, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:31 EST, 1 March 2013
For Coney Island’s Schania Burgess, her apartment is the world.
Burgess, 8, is in a wheelchair and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy she has been stuck in her apartment for months.
The elevators in their high-rise building have been out for months, leaving her trapped on the third floor.
She has not been able to attend school. Instead, an instructor is sent to home-school her.
She misses her friends and art class the most.
Her mother, Scherry Barnett, said it’s been a horribly frustrating experience.
‘As you could see, she’s in a in a wheelchair. You have to take her down the steps if you want to go outside and since the storm, like I said, she has not been outside at all,’ she told CBS 2.
Sadly, the apartment is also duplex with the beds downstairs.
Schania has been forced to sleep on a cot next to the kitchen.
Scherry said the experience has made her fed up with the building and she now wants to move somewhere ‘barrier free.’
CBS 2’s calls to building management as to why the elevator had not been fixed were not returned, and a security guard asked reporters to leave the premises.
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