This story originally aired on NBC2 in January. Since then, Zyggy has been reunited with his biological daughter and has plans to return to Poland within the next month.
Zyggy Szymczak was confused and had nowhere to go.
Late last year, the 87-year-old who suffers from dementia did not understand why he had to leave his trailer park along the Myakka River. The land had been sold and plans were underway for redevelopment.
“[He] wasn’t eating at one point in time and was collecting water out of the river to drink, bathe, and wash his dishes,” said Justin Willis, a senior care...