ervin is 65 and he recently moved to paquin tower. he lost his right leg in august 2007. initially the doctors amputated only his toes because they were frost bitten. the leg didn't heal and they had to amputate it over the knee. ervin is from florida and at the time he started having problems with his leg he was living in waynesville, mo. he has no friends or relatives in columbia but he wants to stay and live here.