Families: Lost and Found

Lost and Found

It was the sort of bittersweet tale Hans Christian Andersen might have spun. An old man with a vacant stare was discovered sitting in a wheelchair at a dog-racing park. Two attached notes identified him as an Alzheimer's patient in need of round-the-clock nursing care. Outrage and sympathy poured in from around the country, and complete strangers offered to take him in.

The old man will not long be dependent on the kindness of strangers. Accompanied by her sister-in-law, last week Nancy Myatt of Dickson, Tenn., flew to Portland, Ore., to be reunited with the man she recognized from news photographs...

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