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Bryan Stow makes significant strides in recovery

Bryan Stow, 42, is shown in this undated photograph.

September 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Good news to report on the condition of Bryan Stow, the Giants fan severely beaten at Dodger Stadium on opening day. He is making significant strides in his recovery.

Stow's family says he was able to sit on the edge of his bed, respond to basic questions and even managed to smile.

The family also received permission from staff at San Francisco General Hospital to take Stow outside for the first time in six months.

When asked how he felt about being outdoors, Stow replied "it's magical."