By Carol Lawrence

There was the Alzheimer’s patient who uttered her first words in years: “She’s beautiful.”

And there was the elderly man who never said a word but managed a wide grin.
They are just two of many reasons Ginny Mills does what some might find unthinkable: She takes her miniature horse, Peanut, to visit lonely, tucked-away residents of the Pikes Peak region.
Mills, who grew up in the small town of Reading, Ohio, was the eldest of seven children in her family. Her family didn’t have much money or many material things, but it had plenty of love to spread, she said.

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