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Giants' fan Bryan Stow's children speak out for 1st time

This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his son and daughter. (Courtesy of John Stow)
June 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bryan Stow's children are speaking out for the first time since their father was severely beaten on opening day at Dodger Stadium.

Father's Day will be a lot different this year for 12-year-old Tyler Stow and 8-year-old Tabitha Stow. Their father has been in a coma since the brutal attack in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium nearly three months ago.

Stow, 42, was transferred in May to a hospital in San Francisco, where he is showing some signs of improvement.

Tyler and Tabitha say they love their father, calling him their hero.

"He's really special. He's not like any other dad. It kind of feels weird not having him stay by your side," said Tabitha.

"He did special things with us, different from what other dads would do. I spent a lot of time with him. So it's like completely different not going with him every weekend or every Thursday. So, it's really tough," said Tyler.

Tyler and Tabitha say they usually attend a Giants game with their dad on Father's Day. This year, the children plan to make a photo collage for their dad's hospital room.

Giovanni Ramirez, 31, is still the prime suspect in the brutal beating of Stow. He remains in jail on a parole hold.

Police have not yet identified a second attacker or a woman suspected of driving away from the scene with the two suspects. Anyone with information about the case is urged to call (877) LAPD-24-7.

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