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Bryan Stow enters rehab center after hospital stay, family says

March 5, 2012 | 11:10 am


San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was beaten and critically injured outside Dodger Stadium last year, has been transferred out of the hospital and into “a facility with aggressive therapy,” his family said on its website.

Stow, 43, suffered traumatic brain injury after being beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day last year. He had been receiving treatment at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center since October, his family wrote, but was transferred into rehab Thursday.

The family did not disclose the exact location of the therapy center, but said there was none close to their Bay Area home.

“We think the long drive, combined with being in an unfamiliar place set Bryan back a bit, which we suppose is to be expected,” the family wrote. “He hasn’t been sleeping well since he got to the facility, barely has an appetite and at one point he said he was scared.”

Stow is sharing an apartment with two other people suffering from similar injuries and has “someone with him at all times helping him,” the family said.

He still needs help dressing, making meals and even moving from his chair, according to the post, and the family reported that Stow could not remember a surprise birthday party his family threw for him just a day after it occurred.

The two suspects in the beating are awaiting trial. Meanwhile, the Stow family has filed a lawsuit against the Dodgers and is seeking $50 million as a "conservative total estimate" of damages.


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Photo: Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was beaten at Dodger Stadium, is wheeled out of L.A. County-USC Medical Center. Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times