Giants fan returns home 2 years after brutal beating

    5:49 PM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
    • Bryan Stow with his two children in an undated photo. (AP/John Stow)
    • Bryan Stow is transported by his medical team to San Francisco in 2011 (AP/Al Seib)
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    UNDATED (USAToday.com) - A San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten at an 2011 Opening Day game between the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers is coming home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

    Bryan Stow suffered brain damage after being beaten in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium. Two Dodgers fans are awaiting trial on charges for the beating, and Stow has a pending lawsuit against the Dodgers and ex-owner Frank McCourt.

    Stow's family had hoped he would be able to continue his care at the Centre for Neuroskills in Bakersfield, Calif., however their insurance would not allow it.

    "After a long two years of being away from home, the insurance company has ceased payment for CNS, so Bryan has come home," the Stow family wrote on its website. "Let us clarify something very important - Bryan could have benefited greatly by staying at CNS longer. We are so glad to have him home, but as prepared as we thought we were, it was a difficult transition."

    The Giants have supported the Stow family throughout Bryan's recovery, and had his 13-year-old son Tyler throw out the first pitch of Opening Day in 2012. Tyler's opening pitch was accompanied with a message from Stow on the big screen at AT&T Park who said: "Tyler, here's your ball. Good luck, son."

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