One Reno veteran may have Alzheimer's, but this Christmas is one he will never forget
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- Dean Miller is a World War II veteran who suffers from Alzheimer's, and his condition has worsened since he lost his wife a few weeks ago to Stage 4 terminal cancer. Knowing she was going to pass, Jerelyn's grandson Jerry Pryde flew to Reno from Los Angeles to take care of his grandmother, and one of her last wishes was that Jerry stay in Reno to take care of Dean for the rest of his life.
Jerry said that because Jerelyn just passed, he figured Dean wouldn't celebrate Christmas this year, but that didn't stop him from nominating Dean for Signature Landscapes' Decorated Family Program. The local Reno landscaping company chooses a number of military families in Northern Nevada in order to decorate their homes for the holidays for free. Company owner, Justin Trimble believes it's a way for the company to give back to veterans who bravely sacrifice their lives for the safety and freedom of Americans.
When Dean found out his home was selected to be decorated, he said that the decorations are allowing him to get into the holiday spirit in a difficult time.
To see the other military families who were chosen to have their homes decorated for the holidays this year, click on one of the links below: