Please Say A Prayer For Him

I have been hearing this story all day on the news and it just breaks my heart. So sensless. This father of two has brain damage after two men beat him after a Giants game.


Undated image provided by Bryan Stow's cousin, John Stow, shows Bryan holding his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter.CBS News) 


Doctors say a San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten by a pair of fans of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers outside Dodger Stadium after the season's opening game Thursday may have suffered brain damage.A $100,000 reward is being offered for information on the savage attack on Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic and father of two, from Santa Cruz.


Stow was in a medically-induced coma.And, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy, his family is speaking out for the first time.


 Ann Stow, his mother says she "got a call ... that Bryan went to a Dodger game and there was a fight and he's been hurt. And our lives changed."


 "Both of (the assailants) pushed Bryan from behind," says Stow's brother-in-law, David Collins. "He never saw them coming. And Bryan fell forward and hit his head on the concrete and was immediately knocked unconscious."But the beating, says Tracy, went on, and police say a crowd of more than 100 watched before paramedics on bicycles came to Stow's rescue. Even before the attack, Stow texted family members that the atmosphere inside the stadium was scary compared to home games in San Francisco.


"The safety is not the same," says John Stow, Bryan's cousin. "It's definitely not the same. We knew that, Bryan knew that going into it, but I don't think he could ever imagined that it would be like this."


 The Dodgers have turned over surveillance tapes and are working with police to try to catch the two suspects."Brian was a wonderful father and a great person," an emotional John Stow said, "a man who's dedicated to helping people and saving people's lives."


Bryan's mother, Ann added, "It's hard to see him in bed like that, because he was sooo funny, and now he just lays there." Stow has a long recovery ahead, Tracy observes. Doctors say they removed part of his skull to reduce swelling, but any brain damage may be permanent.


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Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:07 am
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jenndover
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This is disgusting and horrible. Praying for the family and that he can hopefully make a recovery, though this doesn't sound promising.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:10 am
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Never can understand why people do violent acts.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:10 am
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What a terrible thing to have happen, especially at a baseball game, wth! I hope they catch these guys and that he is ok.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:11 am
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Wow.... WOW!! I haven't heard anything about this! What makes people do stupid shyt like that???? Why beat people up for no reason?? WTF! Sounds like animals!


I will be praying for him and his family.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:12 am
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Wow!!!  That is terrible!  A similar incident happened here in Philly!  Definitely praying!

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:14 am
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The most disturbing part of this is that people stood and WATCHED. Animals.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:14 am
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It's things like this that make me never want to admit that I'm from LA. ):


Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:14 am
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OMG!! When I go to bible study tonight we pray for him and his family.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:14 am
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Jenn that is what makes me so angry. I don't understand why people do not want to step in when someone is being attacked brutally. They say he fell and was unconscious and they began beating him. I can not see myself just standing around letting this happen.So terrible.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:17 am
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what world do we live in that people stand by and watch a man almost get beat to death? nobody wants to be a 'snitch' or intervene in "someone else's business" until it is them or their family needing the help.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:32 am
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OH my goodness! There are no words for this. I will definitely pray for him and I hope justice is served.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:35 am
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Exactly nish. Sometimes not even then. Just last week I was watching First 48 and this lady's son was murdered and she came to the police station and asking for his money and car. The detective said they will get to it, but wanted to ask her if she knew anything. She had the nerve to say she is not a snitch! I could not believe my ears. She finally told, but OMG! I would take the police to the persons house myself!

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:36 am
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gthoh...........I teared up. Wow....this world is possessed

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:38 am
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OMG - how awful! What is wrong with some people in this world?!?!?

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:32 am
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This is unbelievably sad and scary!! Ace and I have date nights at Coors Field so I know there were kids there too =/ what a sad situation that no one helped this man who worked to save people lives!! I am truly disgusted by this and will keep him and his beautiful family in my prayers!!
Posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:41 am
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that is absolutely horrible.  what awful people!!!

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:52 am
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Something similar happened again just this week.  This time a man was attacked, when his pregnant sister (7 months preggo) tried to step in, she got beat up badly.  When her husband tried to protect her, he was also beat.  The brother & sister are both in the hospital and they are hoping to save the baby. 


So sad.  What kind of an idiot would do something like this over a stupid sports team?!?

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:03 am
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Sending prayers... :(

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:04 am
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Sending a prayer up so sad.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:06 am
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This is awful...why must things result in violence...esp at a sporting event!!?? Fighting makes me so angry...so senseless...and for what?? To prove what?? I feel awful for the victim and the victims family. Thoughts, prayers and strength.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:10 am
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