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Bryan Stow ‘more responsive than ever,’ family says

September 22, 2011 |  8:16 am

Bryan Stow recovering
One week after injured San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow received a shunt to relieve pressure on his brain, his family is reporting that he is progressing and speaking.

During a session with his speech therapist Wednesday, Stow said his first and last names –- as well as the names of his children, Tabby and Tyler.

When shown pictures of his children, he said, "I would like to see them," the family reported on its website.

"We are blown away with all of this," the family said. "Literally one day we got some facial responses and the next, he's talking. His voice is gravelly and you have to be close to hear him, but he is talking.... Bryan is more awake and more responsive [than] ever."

The family said they are trying to focus on "right now," rather than looking too far back or forward.

Stow, a father of two, was walking through the Dodger Stadium parking lot with two friends after the Dodgers' opening-day victory over the Giants earlier this year when he was attacked.

Stow, who lives in Santa Cruz and works as a paramedic, was wearing Giants apparel and was taunted by the two men, police have said. One of the assailants blindsided Stow with blows to the back and head, police said.

Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, have been charged in connection with the attack.


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Photo: Giants fan Bryan Stow remains hospitalized after the March 31 beating. This image of Stow with his children was shown at a baseball game this season. Credit: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters