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One Year Later: Bryan Stow's Family Reflects on Life Since the Dodgers' Last Opening Day
Yesterday marked a year since Giants fan Bryan Stow attended the opening day at Dodgers stadium and ended up being brutally beaten in a parking lot.
His family used the anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on the last year in a recent blog post:
One year ago, our lives were forever changed. Its hard to believe that it has been a year since Bryan was hurt. The emotions we felt when we found out what happened are still with us to this day. Its painful to think back to that day, and the following days, weeks, even months, and think about what we went through emotionally and at times, physically. This literally took our lives and turned them upside down. We have always tried to take as much good from this as we possibly can, but to be honest, at times that is hard to do. Because Bryan still has so far to go, it's easy to get discouraged, feel down and even get angry for what happened to him.
Without even taking the cases against the suspects in his beating or the lawsuit pending against the Dodgers, Stow and his family have a long road ahead of them. Stow still struggles to perform basic tasks. He needs help getting dressed, preparing his meals and being moved into his chair. Early last month, his family hosted a surprise party for his birthday party, but they wrote that he didn't even remember the event when they asked him about it the next day.
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