Steve had a motorcycle accident, broke his back and became paraplegic in his 20’s. Now in his 50’s, he was depressed and knew very few people where he lived. He had not been out socially for 10 years. Through the Timebank , he made a few requests, making cups of tea for those people who did some gardening for him and helped him with adaptations to his home. These interactions gave him a reason to get up in the morning.