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Severely Beaten California Paramedic Continues to Recover

Stow was beaten with one blow causing him to slam his head on concrete.


 
 

HENRY K. LEE, The San Francisco Chronicle | | Friday, October 14, 2011


Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a beating outside Dodger Stadium, has settled in at a rehabilitation center, where he is making progress but at times shows signs of confusion, according to his family.

On Tuesday, Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic from Santa Cruz, was transferred from San Francisco General Hospital to an undisclosed long-term rehabilitation center.

Stow was beaten after an Opening Day game March 31 between the Dodgers and Giants, with one blow causing him to slam his head on concrete. Two men from San Bernardino County have pleaded not guilty to charges of mayhem, assault and battery. Stow, who had severe contusions to both frontal lobes of his brain, cannot yet walk and is still being weaned from strong medications.

On their website, Stow's family thanked the doctors and staff at S.F. General "for taking the best care of Bryan and for taking care of us well" over the past five months.

After arriving at the rehab center, Stow "got right to work" with a physical therapist, a speech therapist and an occupational therapist, his family said.

"While Bryan knows the answers to some questions he is asked, he also has moments of confusion and he answers personal questions incorrectly," the family said.

"This is a big move for Bryan, a step forward in terms of progress," the family said. "With all his progress, Bryan still has a lot of work to do, and he has a long way to go. As always, the outcome is unknown and that is very difficult. But we are very determined and excited to start this next chapter and to help Bryan in any possible way we can."

"This is a big move for Bryan. ... With all his progress, Bryan still has a lot of work to do, and he has a long way to go."



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