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Beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow home for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2011 | 10:04 pm

StowBryan Stow, the Giants fan who was brutally beaten in a Dodger Stadium parking lot last season appears happy, rested and healthy-looking in a Thanksgiving gathering photo the family has released.

The photo, which is featured on the family’s website,  drew comments from viewers who noted Stow’s strong appearance and that his dark hair had grown back, the San Francisco Examiner reported.

"What a great picture! This truly is what Thanksgiving is all about," one commenter on the website said.

“It would seem that his resolve is greater than that of the aggressors that put him in this situation,” another commenter said.

“The real man here is Bryan, because he is not letting this keep him down. To beat someone into a coma, you just need an evil spirit, but to recover from this evil act, it takes great strength and great resolve.”

Stow was released from San Francisco General Hospital and moved to a rehab center in October, with doctors saying he had shown significant progress since undergoing shunt surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

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 when he was attacked.

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


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Photo: Bryan Stow, family and friends. Credit: Bryan Stow family