Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan critically injured in an attack after a Los Angeles Dodgers game in 2011, is back home after his insurance company declined to continue paying for care at a live-in facility, according to an online post from Stow’s family.
Stow’s family has been posting updates on a website, support4bryanstow.com, since the Santa Cruz-area paramedic and father of two suffered a severe head injury in an attack outside Dodger Stadium during the Giants’ opening day game on March 31, 2011.
In the latest update posted last Thursday, the family said that although Stow had been recovering at a live-in facility in Bakersfield for the past several months, his insurance company ceased payments, requiring the family to bring him home.
“Bryan could have benefited greatly by staying … longer,” the family wrote. “We are glad to have him home, but as prepared as we thought we were, it was a difficult transition.”
The family has hired caregivers for Stow but said he has “physically experienced a big setback” by not having as much therapy.
“We do what we can at home, but he needs the 5 days a week that he grew accustomed to,” the family said. “We just don’t know how to get that for him.”
The family thanked the community for the support they have received. Stow has received support from the Giants, including via a series of concerts by third base coach Tim Flannery earlier this year that raised nearly $75,000 to go toward the medical bills.
The two men arrested for Stow’s beating, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, are still awaiting trial in Los Angeles.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News