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Family: Bryan Stow finally talking, asked for kids

Bryan Stow, 42, is shown in this undated photograph.
September 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a severe beating outside of Dodger Stadium six months ago is finally talking.

According to the family's website, Bryan Stow used a speaking valve on his trach tube to utter his name and the names of his children. He also asked to see the kids and told family members he loved them.

"We are encouraged by Bryan Stow's continued neurological improvement," said Dr. Geoff Manley in a statement. Manley is the chief of neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Santa Cruz paramedic was severely beaten on March 31 after the Los Angeles Dodgers home opener against the Giants. Two men who are charged in the attack have pleaded not guilty.

Stow's family says he is more awake and responsive than ever.

Meanwhile, doctors are monitoring several large blood clots that have developed.

"It is premature to predict where his long journey will end, and he is not out of the woods yet. We are monitoring him closely and treating him aggressively," Manley said.


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