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"Messages don't get from one side of the brain to the other. Tim can't really read or write, but he has these pockets of memory, an understanding of things and factual information that is pretty astounding. He can tell you all this information about the Titanic or Davy Crockett or any number of weather systems, things that just fascinate him, but he couldn't apply it," explains Jana Dublin..To teach Tim, 17, they try to engage as many of his senses as possible, so that they're drawing upon all the areas of his brain. As complex as the brain is, the possible injuries are just as diverse. "Tim is so endearing and has such an engaging personality. He's very gregarious. For someone with his limitations, he's incredibly empathetic," says Jana.