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Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow Returns Home After Insurance Company Won’t Pay

| June 13, 2013
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(Bay City News Service) 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.

Bryan Stow family photo.

Bryan Stow family photo.

Stow’s family has been posting updates on a website,  www.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.

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