News & Updates

Dec
24
Merry Christmas Eve everyone!! Hard to believe that Christmas is here, and 2012 is right around the corner. We feel so blessed that we are able to spend Christmas as a family. We take this time to reflect on what the meaning of Christmas is and ever yone of you have shown us the true meaning. It's family, compassion, it's giving and sharing without expecting or wanting anything in return. We are continually humbled by the huge hearts of the people who have supported Bryan, Tyler and Tabitha, and our family.
We want to thank everyone for their kind words and support in regards to the interview on Rock Center. It was a hard decision to make to do the interview but we were assured that we were making the right decision after asking Bryan more then once if he was OK with it. Every decision we have made up until now has been in Bryan's best interest, and it's comforting to know that we can now make decisions WITH Bryan.

After a couple weeks of noticing a change in Bryan's alertness, it was discovered that he had a bladder infection. He's on antibiotics and is doing better but is back to being tube fed until his swallowing gets better. We have been given the OK to give him mashed potatoes and gravy tomorrow during dinner. The bladder infection affected his therapies but he's now back on track. We have decorated his room, which helps him remember what holiday is coming up. His little tree is covered in beautiful ornaments that were sent to him, as well as ones Tyler and Tabitha made with him.

We want to take a moment also to say Happy Birthday to Matt Lee, who would have been 27 today. Not a day goes by that one of us doesn't think about you and we wear your bracelet right next to Bryan's.
We picked this song for our update because the lyrics are truly inspirational and beautiful. It's not the most touching version of this song, but it's for sure the most suiting for our heavy metal lover, Bryan.

From the Stow family to your family....we wish you all a safe and VERY Merry Christmas

Comments

# Jen Cowman
Saturday, December 24, 2011 6:30 PM
Awesome song! Wishing you a metal xmas too Bryan! Keep on Rockin! :) And a Merry Xmas to the Stows!
Luv,
Jen
# Mona
Saturday, December 24, 2011 11:03 PM
Merry Christmas Bryan and Family. I wish all of you a happy day together. Peace and love from LA.
# Brenda K.
Sunday, December 25, 2011 1:48 AM
Merry Christmas to you all! I saw the interview and it made me so sad to see Bryan having to go through all this. The comments made by insensitive and ignorant people on certain websites are disgusting. Don't they think that the family has been through enough without constantly blaming the victim or his friends.

I hope that 2012 continues to be a year for you all to move forward. I hate seeing Bryan suffer and his family suffer. You all deserve more than this.
# Susie
Sunday, December 25, 2011 9:38 AM
It's so good to hear how well Bryan is doing. I continue to pray for him every day. Merry Christmas to you all.
# Paulio
Sunday, December 25, 2011 12:56 PM
Merry Christmas, Bryan! Merry Christmas, Stow Family! Normally I try to write something, but this time I think your update said it all. I'll look forward to more updates in the coming year.
Monday, December 26, 2011 2:21 AM
Merry Christmas Bryan and the Stow family.Was amazed by Bryan's interview.I pray for you daily.Love and blessings
Debra
Monday, December 26, 2011 2:23 AM
Opps it is still Christmas here in Hawaii.LOL
Debra
# Brenda V
Monday, December 26, 2011 7:55 AM
Mery Chirstmas! Prayers still going out your way.
# Bryan's Fan
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 5:30 PM
Hello! Just saw the photo of Bryan's tree... I love it! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!
Love and hugs from Santa Cruz. ♥
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 7:21 PM
Due to my daughters illness, it's been a while since we've written, but we still try to check in often to read about Bryan's progress. She is much, much better and gave me quite a scare, but I wanted to let you know through it all, she kept Bryan in her nightly prayers. Sending hugs out to the entire "Stowy" clan today and throughout the coming year!
# Claussen's Corner
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:52 AM
Saw the story on Rock Center with Brian Williams and thought everyone did a wonderful job in sharing Bryan's story and sending a message to those responsible for even having to DO this interview. I doubt they have any remorse but maybe it'll help the other idiots out there who think violence and hatred is the way to go!! All of us here are thinking of all of you there and wish you "CHEERS" for a happy and a better NEW Year!
With love,
Claussen's Corner
Angels Camp, CA
Friday, December 30, 2011 12:04 AM
Love and prayers continue each and every day for Bryan and family!
SO grateful for the progress Bry has made, and that the Stow's share his path with all of us!
The love and dedication of the Stow family and friends is an example and inspiration to all of us!
Hope, and renewal in the new year!...Love and prayers continue!...Deb
# Bryan's Fan
Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:59 PM
Hello All,
Best Wishes for a Fantastic New Year!!!
Peace and Love.
# Freda
Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:18 PM
Bryan & Family,

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!!! I continue to pray for you and your family each day. I pray that God gives you all unconditional love, support and energy to get you through each day. You have made many friends through this year who love and care about you all. I hope the New Year brings more positive progress. Keep up the therapy Bryan!!
Take care and be safe...

With much love and positive energy from Colorado...

Hugs,
Freda
# Jay
Sunday, January 01, 2012 2:43 PM
Happy New Year Bryan and beautiful family!
I'm always thinking of you all and praying for Bryan's progress. Here's hoping 2012 brings good things to you all!

Love,
JJ the Nurse

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February 14, 2014
Hello Bryan, I met you today, and while you have never known me, I have followed your valiant journey and feel I know you. You are the same age as my son, so I feel a personal connection. You are as handsome in person as many posts say, and it was wonderful seeing you out and about. Please know you are, and have been, in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you continued success in your challenging recovery. You are an inspiration to so many, and while it may be difficult for you to see, you are a gift to not only your wonderful family, but to those who have never met you--but care so deeply for you.
March 31, 2014 - 3 years..
Hey Bryan, we're all proud of you for being such a fighter and survivor. We know this has been profoundly difficult for you and your family. I think you and your family are amazing people. This is just a short note to tell you that you guys are often on my mind. Oh and Bryan if you're wondering how I know you, that's easy - you're the world famous Mr. Bryan Stow! As always, my thanks to the Stow family for providing this update.
March 31, 2014 - 3 years..
Got a gift for nephew...à signed bat and photo from 1954 NY Giants. Signed by Dusty Rhodes. His son, Jim Rhodes, is one of the founding members of Vietnam Combat Veterans, Ltd. Love you Bryan.. Uncle John
March 31, 2014 - 3 years..
Dear Bryan and Family - I wish you and your family all the very best in the world. I hope you continue to progress and gain strength and happiness and joy in your life. May you and your family always be blessed and find love and comfort and support.

With much love and prayers, and God Bless,

ROBIN, TANYA, ARIELLA (18) & DANIEL (14) CHORN
February 14, 2014
Hi Bryan, just stopping by to say hello and to let you know that I read most of your website yesterday about your injury and the strength, courage, and patience you have shown during your recovery. You have a great team of "cheerleaders" with your many friends and family and their love for you is so easy to see. I will be thinking about you and sending prayers to God above to strengthen you both physically and spiritually. Remember that He is the greatest Healer and His love for you knows no end.
March 31, 2014 - 3 years..
To Bryan and Family, sending all of you a giant hug and so much love. God is definitely cheering all of you on, too. From here on earth, please always remember that so very many people are, too. I'm no longer a MLB fan but will always be a fan of team Stow. Peace and love. God Bless.
March 31, 2014 - 3 years..
To Bryan and family: Your strength in the face of adversity is remarkable. Best of luck to you all!
March 31, 2014 - 3 years..
Hi Bryan and family,

This long time Red Sox fan has been following your story, and recovery, from the beginning, and wish you all the best. Thank you for the inspiration you and your family have provided.

Hang tough! You are in the thoughts of so many.

Steve Conley



February 14, 2014
Bryan,

I know another opening day will never go by, without thinking of you and your family, and I do think of you and your family often. Being a fellow Giants fan myself, an EMT in Oregon, and our birthdays only 16 days apart (same year too!) that you are a true inspiration to me, and I send you best wishes and prayers to you Bryan. I have told my wife and two daughters about you, and we look no further for a hero. Stay strong Bryan!! Go Giants!!
February 14, 2014
To Bryan and all the wonderful Stow family. All of you folks are in our prayers!Been following the updates since all of this happened! May all the strength be with you Bryan, and to your wonderful family! Keep going strong and all of the positive forever happy thoughts!! God bless you all.. :) ♥
February 14, 2014
With love and prayers. I think of you and your family often.
February 14, 2014
Hi Bryan and family ! Keep positive, and keep that sense of humor going. A belated Happy Birthday to you, Bryan. I hope you got to do something fun. I know it probably does seem strange to you to be getting messages and cards from people you have never met. You have touched many, and we care so much, we want to reach out to you and your family, to send love, prayers, and support to each and every one of you. It may have been 3 years, but none of you are forgotten. May God continue to give you the strength you need, the will power to continue in your therapy, the quiet restful time when you need it, and to always be surrounded by love. Blessings to all of you.
February 14, 2014
I understand that today marks the 3rd anniversary of Bryan's attack, and I'm sure that every day that has followed has been one of mixed blessings and emotions. I just wanted to pause a moment to send you best wishes and love from North Carolina, and to assure you that prayers are still forthcoming on the behalf of each of you there. I hope you never feel forgotten by those of us who have followed Bryan's progress. We always appreciate the updates, as well. Godspeed!!

Libbie Adams
February 14, 2014
We all hear stories every single day and often, forget about it. However YOURS ,from the very day it broke news, Ive never forgotten YOU. You have stayed with me, in my heart and in my thoughts all these years. I even looked for the hospital where you were at and sent a xmas card.
May God bless you with eternal strength. Wishing you a Belated Happy birthday ! You will definitely hear from me again .

February 14, 2014
Bryan you are a hero to me! I pray that God will bless you and your family for all you have been through. I am also so sorry what was done to you, the stupidity confounds me. Know you are loved by a whole lot of people you have never met.
February 14, 2014
While searching for a story, I stumbled across yours! You are internet news, and that's how I know you now. I wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday. You're a great looking guy of "35!" Here's wishing you the best year yet!
February 14, 2014
I'm so sorry I spelled your name wrong in my post. May God bless Bryan Stow! You are a hero to all of us!!
February 14, 2014
Hello Stowe Family, I have followed your story since the very beginning as well as most of the people here and I continue to pray for Brian and all of you. My heart broke that day and there continues to be a broken piece that will always be there for Brian and your family. We all wish there was something we could do. We wish we could turn back time for you and Brian. We can only pray for peace and healing. I keep Brian's website as an app on my iPad and each time I see it, I say a prayer. May God bless all of you. Sending love and hugs. Laurie Parr