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Progress for Man Who Spoke After 10-Year Coma

Doctor Says Brain-Injured Firefighter Is Responsive but His Condition May Fluctuate

'Be Joyful About Today'

"My parents brought us up in an environment where today is today and tomorrow takes care of itself," says Jim Scantlin. "We don't know what's going to happen."

"I don't know that I have any great words of wisdom," says Jim Scantlin. "Everyone has to make their own family choices. ... You don't know until you're there."

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