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Bryan Stow writes his own name, family says

November 2, 2011 |  2:51 pm

Bryan Stow
Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium on opening day, has written his name, his family said Wednesday in an update on its website.

"This picture speaks volumes and we are so proud of him," the family wrote on its blog, alongside a picture showing Stow's handwritten name.

Stow continues to show improvement.

"His memory, while often times off, is incredible for his type of injury," his family stated. "His answers are sometimes wrong, but the fact that they are right most of the time is amazing. Sometimes, we see a difference in his personality but other times, his old self shines through."

The family has documented a series of positive steps in Stow's recovery. Last month, he went outside the hospital for the first time in six months and said, "It's magical." He also said he wanted to see his children.

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 in March when he was attacked. Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, have been charged in connection with the attack.

Stow suffered a serious brain injury in the attack.

Last week, the Dodgers were criticized for suggesting that Stow might have been partly to blame for the beating that left him in a coma, citing the fact that he had been drinking.

Lawyers for Stow's family expressed outrage over the comments, saying that Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt is trying to shift focus away from what they consider poor security at the stadium.

"How you are judged in life is how you react after mistakes," said attorney Thomas Girardi. "Oh so here it is: Let's blame the innocent guy for the lack of security at Dodger Stadium."


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-- Kimi Yoshino

Photo: An image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Bryan Stow  is shown on the scoreboard before a San Francisco Giants game in April.

Credit: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters