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Preps under way to transfer Bryan Stow to SF hospital

May 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was beaten at the Dodgers season opener game, will soon be moved to a Northern California hospital.

Stow has been out of a medically induced coma for about a week and has even opened his eyes and moved his arms when family members have spoken to him. Despite this progress, doctors said Stow still has a very long road to recovery ahead of him.

At a Sunday press conference, Stow's doctors and family members spoke about his progression. After spending seven weeks at the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, doctors said he is in stable enough condition to be transferred to San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center as early as Monday morning so he can be closer to his family.

Stow remains in an unconscious state and doctors project that in the best case scenario, he will need at least one year of physical therapy.

Stow was attacked by two men wearing Dodgers gear at a Dodgers Stadium parking lot after the team's season opener on March 31 against the San Francisco Giants.

At the press conference, Stow's family said they've never held bad feelings toward Dodger fans or the city of Los Angeles and spoke about how the kindness of people has helped them get through this tough time.

"We've never held Dodger fans accountable for it. We never held the citizens of L.A. It was not their fault. We never had that. So we're leaving with everybody imprinted on our hearts," said Ann Stow, Bryan Stow's mother.

Stow's family has been very active in spreading the word about senseless violence. The annual Peace in the Northeast rally held in Stow's honor drew hundreds on Saturday. It was organized to promote public safety and raise awareness about crime victims.

The hunt for the two suspects who beat Stow continues. Anyone with information about the suspects is urged to call (877) LAPD-24-7.

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