During a 1995 roof collapse,a firefighter named Donald Herbert was left brain damaged.For ten years, he was unable to speak.Then, one Saturday morning, he did something that shocked his family and doctors. He started speaking.“I want to talk to my wife.” Donald Herbert said out of the blue. Staff members of the nursing home where he has lived for more than seven years, raced to get Linda Herbert on the telephone.“(1)_________________________.” Herbert’s uncle, Simon Menka, said. “How long have I been away?” Herbert asked. “We told him almost ten years,” the uncle said, “he thought it was only three months.” Herbert was fighting a house fire December 29, 1995 when the roof collapsed, burying him underneath. (2)_________________________. News accounts in the days and years after his injury,described Herbert as blind and with little if any memory.A video shows him receiving physical therapy but apparently unable to communicate and withlittle awareness of his surroundings.Menka declined to discuss his nephew’s current condition or whether the apparent progress was continuing.“The family was seeking privacy while doctors evaluated Herbert”,he said. (3)_________________________.“He’s resting comfortably,” the uncle told them.