Bryan Stow, Beaten Giants Fan, Watched the Giants Kick Ass Last Night
|Bryan and his two kids|
The Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two was reportedly the Giants' guest at Game two where the team crushed the Detroit Tigers -- again. Stow, who suffered severe brain trauma after being beaten by Dodgers fans at a baseball game nearly two years ago, was greeted with a personal message on the scoreboard that read: "Welcome to Bryan Stow and his family."
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"We are truly thrilled to have Bryan with us tonight at the World Series," Giants CEO Larry Baer told reporters. "It's been a long road back. We're very grateful he has progressed and could join us."
The Giants raised more than $70,000 to help Stow with his medical bills; he spent more than six months hospitalized in a medically induced coma before being transferred to another hospital in the Bay Area.
Stow suffered permanent brain damage after he was severely beaten outside
Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011. The assailants repeatedly kicked the front
of his head into the pavement, damaging the frontal lobe of his brain beyond recovery.
The two suspects accused of the attack, Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, were arrested last summer.According to his family's latest update on support4bryanstow.com, Stow has been playing (and cheating at) Uno; he has good days and bad days and it's never clear what he might remember.
According to his family:
Sometimes, trying to bring back those memories for him is fun, however, most recently Bry had forgotten our grandparents had passed away; one in 2006 and one in 1993. We had to help him mourn that loss all over again, which was emotional.
On a happier note, Bryan is back to caring about what his hair looks like and needs to put gel in it every morning. He still loves doing karaoke twice a week and still sings "Eye of the Tiger"(several times with growls).