Excerpt: A Connecticut woman nearly killed by a chimpanzee is speaking, asking for her daughter and even responding to fairly complicated commands, her brothers said Tuesday.
Stephen and Michael Nash told The Associated Press by telephone on Tuesday that they are encouraged by test results for brain damage to their sister Charla.
About two weeks ago, Nash said her first word, "Lisa" - the name of her nurse at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic. The nurse rushed out to the hallway to tell Stephen Nash.
"We gave each other a hug. It makes you cry," he said.
Nash knows that she is in Cleveland, but doctors doubt she will ever recall the attack, her brothers said. Stephen Nash said he told his sister she was injured in an accident.
Nash also doesn't know the extent of her injuries. But Michael Nash said that with her level of sedation reduced, she will probably start asking questions soon about why she is in the hospital - and a trauma expert is there to help her....