News & Updates


It’s official! Bryan cheats at Uno and he gets it from Dave.
As always, there are good days and not so good days. Despite the extra bone growth he developed, he still is working hard in all his therapies. It is painful for him and he is adamant that his fingers are broken (they aren’t) and one time insisted he had a broken foot.
His memory is very unpredictable and we don’t know what he will remember and what he won’t. We imagine that this is something that will be a part of his recovery for a long time. Sometimes, trying to bring back those memories for him is fun, however, most recently Bry had forgotten our grandparents had passed away; one in 2006 and one in 1993. We had to help him mourn that loss all over again, which was emotional.
On a happier note, Bryan is back to caring about what his hair looks like and needs to put gel in it every morning. He still loves doing karaoke twice a week and still sings Eye of the Tiger (several times with growls) and has added Genie in a Bottle by Christina Aguilera, which cracks us up every time.
We are still surprised and happy when Bryan receives cards in the mail even 1 ½ years later. To know that what happened to him had such an impact on so many people is truly amazing. We came across this article which we attached below. It meant a lot because it is from our home town of Capitola. The picture that was included was one we had never seen before but still warms our heart. Instead of a song, we think this picture says it all. Thank you to this unknown person and to you all for still caring and believing in Bryan.



# Mona
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 3:45 PM
:D I love your opening remark. Thank you so much for continuing to allow me, all of your "fans" to cheer you and Bryan on--time will never change that. Did any of you ever see the movie "Miracle of the Cards?" It was about a young boy who was afflicted with what was thought to be a fatal tumor. Because of the constant love from not only his family but the world (int he form of cards) he beat the odds. It was a beautiful story. Your comment of being happy that Bryan still gets mail reminded me of that. I hope the cards are providing Bryan (and you, his family) some smiles and peace.

I love the Bryan Stow Giants Jersey. That is one team shirt I'd be proud to wear.

As always love and best wishes from LA.
# becky tinlin
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:25 PM
So happy for the update. Thank you family and friends. way to go Bryan .......keep on singing, my friend. I am sure your singing is a joy for everyone to hear. and doesnt everyone cheat at Uno?
God bless all of you as you have travelled this journey and continue to travel it undaunted and full of love for Bryan. I keep reminding him he has a first pitch to take care of one day soon ! ! ! ! !
# Linda
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:40 AM
Thank you so much for today's update. Yes, after a year and a half, I still check your web site every week hoping for news of Bryan's recovery. Even when there isn't much new, I appreciate your updating us. I'll never stop checking and praying for him!! Linda
# Carleen
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:01 PM
Happy Rocktober Bryan! A perfect month for us Rock 'n Roll fans to sing and dance. Happy to hear that you're singing karaoke. Thank you, Stow family for the update. I too check your website weekly in hopes that a new post will be there for all of us Bryan fans. Enjoy your Halloween (my favorite holiday!) and never stop rockin'!!!!!
Carleen in Vancouver, WA
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:16 PM
Bryan, we all love you and pray for a speedy recovery. Thank you for the update, I'm so happy to hear he is getting a little better. My daughter crys everytime we watch videos of Bryan and she wishes she could hold him and protect him from any harm. We love you Bryan and wish you and your entire family all the best.

The Yoons

# Maureen
Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:34 AM
Dearest Bryan,

What fantastic news! Way to go Bryan...keep up the great work with your recovery! I know God is taking care of you Bryan and your family and I know one day you will be back to you!

You Bryan are an amazing man!
You are in my prayers and my heart forever!

# Jay Owens
Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:32 PM
Hello Stow Family,
I think it's a crack up that Bryan cheats at Uno! I think that is just hilariuos, lol! Thank you for the updates. I will never stop thinking about you all and Bryan and the love you have given him is truely beautiful. I know he warms your heart and you his. As a nurse I know the bond you create as you go through a journey like this together... And the caring about the hair...I love it!!!
God bless you all!
JJ the nurse
# Paulio
Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:45 PM
Hey Stow family,

I am watching the Giants battle the Reds in game 5 of the NLDS. Well actually I'm not watching because I'm too nervous... just keeping the ESPN GameCast open in the background. But every time I watch or listen to the Giants, I think of Bryan. I suppose I always will. And I can see from some other posts that I'm not alone in thinking about him regularly. It's nice to see some familiar names still popping up after all this time.

That photo of the Bryan Stow jersey is *fantastic*. What a great tribute!

Is there any chance some video of Bryan singing karaoke might one day be the song you post? Just a thought. :) :)

Well, as always, I want to thank you guys for this latest update. It's good to know what Bryan's up to. Keep up the hard work, Bryan! We know it's tough and painful, but it'll pay dividends for you in the long run.
Cheers Bryan, Cheers Stow Family.
Friday, October 12, 2012 3:00 AM
Video we made for Bryan when this all happened. We are still trying to get it noticed by MLB.
# Mary Miller (Santa Cruz)
Friday, October 12, 2012 2:06 PM
Always glad to read an update on Bryan. There isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't pop into my head. His bracelets hang on my computer monitor & it's the first thing I see in the morning. His stickers are on my car, so I think of him every time I drive or see an AMR vehicle on the road. I hope he's gotten to enjoy our amazing Giants! I love that jersey! Our thoughts and prayers continue for Bryan and your amazing family.
Mary Miller
# sue
Sunday, October 14, 2012 6:29 AM
Hey Brian,glad to hear you updates on how you are going. (thank you stow family) I love eye of the tiger and next time I play it I will think of you and it will bring a smile to my face.. keep going Brian, I havent been you here for awhile. But to see that you are improving is great, and yet I know it is a long road and some days that road is tough, but compared to the last time I logged on...I am glad you cheat at UNO hahaha... hang in there and BIG HUGS FROM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA X
# Clare Davidson
Sunday, October 14, 2012 9:27 PM
I am so pleased to be receiving these updates on Bryan's condition. Thanks to the family for keeping us all in your lives. Thinking of you all and hoping you continue to find the strength you need. Well done Bryan! You are an inspiration.
# Tina
Monday, October 15, 2012 7:14 PM
Oh thank you so much for writing this update. I think of you often and go to the webpage to see if there are any updates. As I have said in the past, I feel you are part of my extended family even thought I have never met any of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs to all of you :)
# Mary Camera
Sunday, October 21, 2012 9:53 PM
Bryan, watching as the Giants kick butt in this 6th playoff game vs Cards, and thinking of you. I still wear the orange and black for you, and still praying for you, for your family and for justice.
As always, love from Santa Cruz
# Meggie
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1:28 AM
Bryan, The Giants won the game 7 tonight and shut out the Cardinals... and you were mentioned during the broadcast. No man gets left behind in the Giants family. Much love on this glorious night! M.
# JB
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:29 AM
I have been following your story and this blog from the beginning. I love reading the updates on how well you are doing and just how far you have come. The Giants have just pulled off yet another miraculous win to make it back into the World Series. The announcers are still talking about you and you are on the minds of all the players and fans of this organization. God Bless you and GO GIANTS! This one's for you buddy!
# Mona
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:15 PM
Bryan, I was so happy the Giants pulled off their win last night. I will most definitely be rooting for them in the Series. "Together," as the Giants website says, "We are Giant." I've said this before, I and others on ehre may not be direct Giants Baseball fans, but I have become a gigantic fan of the SF organization's class and kindness where you are concerned. And I have been "rooting" for you from day one. Go Giants and Bryan take care. Much love from LA.
# John
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:41 PM

Hoping you enjoyed the amazing post season run that Bochy and the Boyz strung together to win the National League. I hope the Giants fight Detroit as hard as you have fought to get better!

# becky tinlin
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:44 PM
Happy to see the Giants win. Thought of Bryan immediately. Hope you can bring them some good luck and you enjoy the series ! !
# dawn
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:46 PM
So Seeing my friends on FB show their Love for the Giants the first thought that came to mind is I wonder how Brain Stow is doing. So I Googled it and here I am... I just want to say that knowing what happend to you breaks my heart just as much today as it did when u were first hurt... I am so happy to know you are alive and healing and may God continue you to bless you and your family..
# John
Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:03 AM
Hey Bryan,

Just wanted to let you know my family and I think about you and pray for you and your family everyday. I always check in to read your latest updates and can't help but both laugh and cry whenever I read them. This is the first time leaving a comment since it's hard for me to express things sometimes. Suppose it's about damn time, though.
I remember the many times you and I would hang out as kids growing up, horsing around causing mischief and mayhem - even as altar boys! The many great memories are still there in my mind and hope they have stayed with you as well. My dad always liked you...and you knew my dad... he was a hard man to impress, but you made the cut! But that was no surprise. Growing up, you always had many friends. You made everyone laugh and everyone wanted to be around you...from grade school to high school. From the days as students at Good Shepherd School where we formed the "Seven Stooges" for a talent show and said some pretty "adult themed" jokes to an assembly full of catholic faculty and parents...oh boy... and the days at St. Joseph's church where we cleaned the pews and got paid with half dollars from Fr. Cross...and as altar boys trying to hold our laughter during mass when a certain old priest had a particular gas issue and let it out with a vengeance...suppose I could go on and on and write a pretty damn funny book! I thank God that I had a best friend like you growing up.
Though we drifted and went our different ways in high school, from time to time we would run into each other. A few years after high school, you came to my dad's funeral with tears in your eyes, saying he was like a dad to you. I went to your grandmother's funeral not too long after and felt I lost a grandmother myself. I mean, how many times did your grandparents take me in and feed me and watch Bugs Bunny or Gilligan's Island on their TV? Or take us over to their pool and watch us swim? Heck, I think I even finally taught myself how to swim at that pool! (Course, you didn't help by dunking my head under a few times and putting me in a "Sergeant Slaughter" neck hold! Good times!) Even when I moved away down south, we would still happen to run into each other - whether at a 10k run or at an Italian restaurant where you met my future wife. And of course, I thank God you were able to come to our wedding a couple years after that! And each time, I was always happy to see that you still had that great sense of humor.
Of course, your mom and dad were like my second parents. Whether they had a choice or not, I would wind up at your house more often than my own! Many dinners, church events, school events - you name it - they were pretty amazing. (I hope they never did the math on the amount of food I must have eaten!) And today, they shine more than ever. If anyone ever wants to see God's love in action, all they need to do is see how your mother, your father and your sisters care and love for you in this time of trial and tribulation. Their love and care for you is an incredible affirmation of what true Faith and true Love really is. It's truly proof of God. Hang in there, my old friend and continue to grow stronger in mind, body and Spirit.

I will be in town over the holidays and would very much like to see you again. Glad to hear you like to play Uno. I play that with my sons Andrew and Nicholas many times. May God continue to heal you and comfort you and your kids and your family.

God Bless,

John L
# kim
Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:20 PM
I haven't been on this site in a while. I am so glad to hear that Bryan is able to laugh and smile and morst importantly, care. This is great news and shows tremendous progress. Although I'm sure it seems like slow progress to the family. I wish there were some miracle that could bring him to a full recovery. The human body is truly a mystery, so with that, there is always hope. never give up that hope. I think about Bryan all the time. I hope his kids are able to carry on with hope and some sort of happiness. Prayers to all of you for your continued strength and support for Bryan. You are a wonderful family.
# Gina Seal
Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:45 PM
Hi Bryan,

You dont know me, but I have been keeping you in my prayers for a long time. Also keeping up with your progress, you inspire me. Keep fighting the good fight. I have to admit that I Am a Detroit Tigers Fan. I was thrilled we were going to the World Series. When I heard it was going to be against the Giants, you were the first persin that came to my mind. I thought how happy you had to be. After tonight with 2wins thus for the Giants you must be thrilled!!!! I have to admit IM NOT.........LOL. Its not over yet so we will see. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
# Terry in Pacific Grove
Friday, October 26, 2012 12:31 AM
I read online that Bryan was at the game tonight. Was he really?? I hope he enjoyed the game and that he did not get too tired.
# Sandy Gray
Friday, October 26, 2012 1:18 AM
Just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my prayers. You have come so far in your journey and you have been so strong. Just know the fight is well worth it and you have so many people pulling for you. I am so glad you got to see the Giants beat the Tigers AGAIN tonight. You just keep on keeping on - You are a winner and you are loved by so many.
# Bob Theleen
Friday, October 26, 2012 2:39 AM
Dear Bryan,

You don't know me,but, like many fellow Americans and Giants fans, I know you. I live and work as far away from you as you can be-in Shanghai, China. I simply wanted you and your family to know that, even here in China, you have fans and friends who are praying for you and thinking of you.
So, on behalf of my 1 billion Bryan Stow fans from China,
God bless you and your family and I look forward hearing about your full recovery, Best personal regards,

Bob Theleen
Self-appointed Chairman
Bryan Stow fan Club of China
Shanghai, China
# Loraine Hudelson
Friday, October 26, 2012 3:55 AM
Dear Bryan, I am so sorry this happened to you. I am a retired Canadian EMT who has been living with brain damage for 14 years (brain stem tumour surgically removed) so I have some understanding of the challenges and frustrations that you face every day and how difficult it can be to do even simple things. I've have followed your story online since it first hit the news here on Vancouver Island but I just found the link to your website at Fox News tonight and I am so happy to read about your amazing progress. And now to read that you and your family were at the Giants game is an amazing bonus. We are both Giants fans and watch all the regular season games on MLBTV up here and now of course they're all on TV. God bless you and your family and friends. Hang in there and remember you are not alone, there are people all over the world who have read about you and pray for you and your family.
# Kar
Friday, October 26, 2012 8:52 AM
Your story has touched the lives of so many. You are a truly amazing person! I will be keeping you & your family in my thoughts and prayers during this incredible journey.
Continue to stay strong :)

# Nancy/Hampton,VA
Friday, October 26, 2012 9:24 AM

God bless you and your family ... you are truly a strong person and have touched so many lives - praying for you for total healing, stay positive and look forward to hearing more about your recovery! Prayers to your family also, it is a long hard road for you all.

Love & blessings from Hampton, VA!
# Rebecca/ Chicago IL
Friday, October 26, 2012 9:59 AM

Love and prayers to you and your entire family. I hope everyday you become stronger and healthier. Your story will be on my mind, always as I attend games between my White Sox and the northsider Cubs. I hope that people here in Chicago can learn from what happened to you, that the rivalry is between players--all in good fun-- and not up to the fans to defend their clubs. LETS GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
# Otto/CT
Friday, October 26, 2012 10:25 AM
I am so truly happy for you and your family that you are making great recoveries. I wish you continue to make tremendous progress each day and stay strong (you already are.) God bless you and your family.
# Velda White
Friday, October 26, 2012 10:52 AM
Wow Bryan, the progress you have made fills my heart with Joy. I am jealous you were at the Giants game during the world series, how terrific is that? I continue to pray for you and I am so happy your cheating at Uno. You are a true inspriration.

I know that God has answered yours and many other prayers reguarding your recovery, I am sure we are all so grateful to Our Lord for that. Continue success and patients and love to you and your AMAZING family.

Be Blessed
# Renee
Friday, October 26, 2012 2:29 PM
Mere words cannot begin to express the joy I felt when I read that Bryan and the Stow family were the honored guests of the Giants at last night's spanking of the Detroit Tigers. That is where Bryan was supposed to be! I only hope that he will be able to retain at least some of the memories of this special evening. I know that Bryan still has a long way to go and that it is likely he will never be the old Bryan, but his recovery to this point has been nothing short of miraculous. Thank you so much for the continued updates because there are so many of us who still love and are praying for Bryan and the Stow family and check here often. I look forward to hearing about Bryan's reaction to being back at AT&T Park to watch his beloved Giants play in the World Series when and if you are ready to share that story. God bless.
# Louise McCabe
Friday, October 26, 2012 5:39 PM
I just read about the Giants game awhile ago online and it mentioned you were there. I was so very happy for you. I have often wondered how you were getting along. In fact just last week my brother-in-law asked me if I had heard anything about you? I hadn't heard anything for a long time. Today I read your family has been keeping everyone up to date on your progress. You have fans all over the world it looks like, I think that is fantastic!!! What happened to you was a terrible, terrible thing. I know it hasn't been easy for you but with the help, love & support from your loving family & friends you'll get through this. Keep up the good work Brian, my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Love Weezi
Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:17 AM
Hey Brian,

I have often think of you and your family in thought and prayer. As a Southern Californian living in the L.A. area, it is times like this that makes me ashamed to voice my geographical location.
I wish I was in the parking lot that night with you. At least I would have tried to protect you or help in any way possible. It is a ugly world when people just stand around watching someone be hurt by the hands of others.
I know you have Angels around you, and Giants who surrond you.
May you continue to be an inspiration and a champion.


# Claussen's Corner
Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:49 PM
Hi you guys! Have been out of town but still thinking of all of you...always! GO GIANTS! We're in Detroit, Saturday, 5:45 and we're AHEAD! Saw a couple of pictures of the family today. Bryan, you have NO idea how much better your eyes look! First thing we noticed. Good for you, "kid". You're in there, damn-it! All of us here are thinking of all of you there!
With love,
Claussen's Corner
Angels Camp
# Claussen's Corner
Sunday, October 28, 2012 6:45 PM
Well, an hour until GAME TIME. Wanted to send a quick note and just say...GO GIANTS! We've been gone for a couple of weeks but are back now for awhile so will try to write more often. Saw a picture of Bryan yesterday on Aunt Mary's phone. The first thing I noticed were his eyes and how GOOD he looks you guys! Saw a big difference, honest to God! All of us here are thinking of ALL of you there!
With love,
Claussen's Corner
Angels Camp
# Mona
Sunday, October 28, 2012 11:58 PM
Bryan, I've never been happier to see a Giants win. I hope you and your family were watching and are now celebrating. May the team's good fortune give an extra boost to your week. Lots of good wishes from LA.
# Paulio
Monday, October 29, 2012 2:13 AM
The San Francisco Giants have won their 2nd World Series in 3 years. I don't know about everyone else, but I was thinking about Mr. Bryan Stow. Cheers Bryan!
Monday, October 29, 2012 1:53 PM

From one baseball fan to another, Congrats to you on the Giants becoming the 2012 World Series champs! You are in my thoughts & prayers! I wish you well as you continue to recuperate!

Take Care!

# Rachel C.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:16 AM
Bryan and Family!

CONGRATULATIONS! The Giants really put their thing down this year! (and that is about all I know about baseball, not being Sporty Spice, but it was so much fun to watch) I was wondering the whole time if you all were watching the games so it was FANTASTIC to hear that Bryan got to go on a day trip to AT&T park! (somewhere I have yet to be, and plan on going in the 2013 season I hope.. gotta get my hands on those garlic fries!!). Just so excited that Bryan was able to share in that excitement... and if he doesnt remember.. it's like winning all over again every time he rediscovers it! WIN WIN!

Just wanted to take a moment to pass on my continuing love and prayers and support to you Bryan, and your whole family and all your friends. you are always in my thoughts and prayers. You are truly a walking miracle, and while things may continue to be difficult right now, life is long, and every day is another opportunity for a step forward, even if it's tiny.

You keep getting more Awesome... and we'll be here cheering you on!


Rachel C.
# Suzanne
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:51 PM
I have not forgotten about you. You n your family are a blessing and give me Hope ! Blessings ,Suzanne
# Erica Adams
Thursday, November 01, 2012 2:12 AM
THappy Halloween Stow family. We think about you often and you are in our prayers.
Erica , Daniel and Natalia.
# Bryan's Fan
Friday, November 02, 2012 12:40 PM
I've been out of sight but you're not out of mind. So happy for your Giants!!! Woohoo! And, happy to read the positive update and thoughtful comments from all of your fans, filled with love. The beautiful comment from your friend John was awesome and made me cry. Love coming here to see how you are doing; and, I always get inspired... and my heart warms up... Every time. Thinking of you. You are amazing, Bryan! Big hugs and love from Santa Cruz.
# Sarah
Sunday, November 04, 2012 2:42 PM
I am sitting around with my husband and our best friends talking about the great times we've had at so many sporting events over the years and we started wondering how you were doing. It could have been any one of us. We are so happy to hear you're doing well, despite the challenges you're facing. And I'm sure you're hair looks great!

Stay strong! Your recovery has given so many strength and inspiration.

Sarah & Luke Gomez and Anneliese & Billy O'Hea
# Carleen
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:12 AM
The next few days will be crazy busy, so I thought I'd take this moment to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Bryan, you really have an amazing and loving family. I know what that's like and I'm thankful for my beautiful, silly, fun, frustrating, and honorable family. I've learned that there are blessings to be discovered everyday, even after a tragedy. I'm also thankful that your family has allowed us to be here for you, and for them, to follow your journey and send you messages from time to time. Happy Thanksgiving Stow family!
Love from Carleen and family in Vancouver, WA
# Mona
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:17 PM
A very Happy Thanksgiving indeed. Stow family. Carleen beautifully summed up my own feelings. It is an honor to be able to support Bryan and hopefully offer encouragement to all of you as well. You all are an inspiration. Happy Harvest of much good fortune and love.
# Gina
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 1:46 PM
Thinking of you all and hoping Bryan is progressing. Looking forward to more updates when you all have the time. I'm sure you are busy dealing with Bryan's rehab and welfare. But, just remember that a great deal of people are pulling for you and wish only the best for you. Please try to update us more often. I'm sure I'm not the only one to look and see what's new with your family.
All my best
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