Bryan Stow's family, children prepare for Father's Day
Bryan Stow's family is preparing for Father's Day with the Bay Area paramedic in a San Francisco hospital slowly recovering from a beating he received at the Dodgers' home opener.
The family released a statement this week saying they are playing music and reading to Stow as he continued to receive intensive medical treatment.
"Doctors are still lowering Bryan's seizure medications, trying to adjust them to find a good balance. Bryan has been sleepy this week, but still tracking," the family said. "We continue to play him music, talk to him, and read him your comments. If he hears us, he knows that Father's Day is approaching."
Stow's two children have visited Stow twice at the hospital. In an interview with KCBS-TV, the children said they are trying to cope.
"It just accepting it the way it is instead of trying to change what is really happening," 12-year-old son Tyler said. “I spent a lot of time with him so it’s like completely different not going with him every weekend."
Two men attacked Stow, a 42-year-old San Francisco Giants fan, in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on March 31 after the rival teams played their season opening game.
Though Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was arrested three weeks ago in connection with the beating, L.A. County prosecutors have yet to charge him in connection with the beating. Prosecutors asked police to gather more evidence in the case, and LAPD officials said they hope to present the case again soon.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has said detectives strongly believe Ramirez beat Stow and have enough evidence to prove it. Ramirez's family insists he was home at the time.
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: An image of Bryan Stow with his children is shown on the scoreboard before the April 8 game between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco. Credit: Reuters