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It has been a long time since our whole family was together on Thanksgiving and we could not feel more thankful and blessed. Our friends Brian and Steve from Los Angeles who are now a part of this growing family, joined us and Bryan for an amazing Thanksgiving dinner.




Thursday, November 24, 2011 9:32 PM
Ta8MCcWe have followed your story since the very beginning. I check often for updates on Bryan. We know how blessed and thankful you are for his progress. We are too. Give him a huge hug for us...and as always, never give up.

Carol and Joe
Orange Co. CA
# Sarah Melton
Thursday, November 24, 2011 10:58 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, Stow Family! The Meltons are all thinking of you, and wishing you all the best! So glad to see Bry up and about like that - may his recovery speed ahead even more in the next few months!
# nicole
Thursday, November 24, 2011 11:03 PM
Bryan looks great. Thank you so much for sharing this picture. This is what Thanksgiving is all about. Please keep the posts coming. All of you are on my mind and am thankful for the times you send updates on Bryan's PROGRESS!
# Mona
Thursday, November 24, 2011 11:18 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! It made me smile big-time to see Bryan up and about, surrounded by those he loves most. Thank you, all of you, for continuing to share updates with all of us, your "virtual family." We (I) sure have come to think so highly of you. Hug and all the very best.
# Sandra
Friday, November 25, 2011 12:30 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Bryan and Family. Bryan you really look great. It is so nice to see the family smiling beside you. I was shocked. I was hoping we would get to see pictures of you soon. We are sending our thoughts and prayers every day. You are unbelievable!!!!
# Terry
Friday, November 25, 2011 12:39 AM
Nicole is right, the photo is what Thanksgiving is all about. I a very thankful that Bryan has come so far and continues to get better. Thank you for your continual updates. I can't wait for the day that Bryan is throwing out the first pitch for the Giants!! Keep up the hard work Bryan!! We are all pulling for you.
# Michelle
Friday, November 25, 2011 12:58 AM
Great picture!! The smiles tell a wonderful story of hope, love and victory! Gods blessings are abundant if you just keep your hearts open. Big or small they are reasons to be thankful. Just knowing how far you all have gone in this journey is amazing. With love Michelle
# Nancy S.
Friday, November 25, 2011 1:38 AM
Stow Family and Friends, Great picture of you guys..Thank you so much for sharing...Bryan has come along way...We are always thinking of him...I am happy you were all able to have A Happy Thanksgiving is what it is all about....
# laura ❤❤
Friday, November 25, 2011 3:14 AM
Bryan you look great! love the hair! In fact everyone in the picture looks healthy and *Happy*. I am so glad you were able to share this Giving Thanks day with Bryan and the kids near their dad is the best.❤❤ I am so happy for the whole family and Bryan's friends. Again thank you so much for letting us in your life and sharing your thoughts & pictures with us. It means a lot to me, as I am sure other as well. I have been wondering what Bryan looks like and I see he is just as handsome as ever. He is a really good looking man. Bryan we Believe in you and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. We will never leave you and we are here to support you. We love you and your family. Take care and GOd bless the whole family. Keep up the wonderful job you have been doing.
Sending lots love love your way
# becky tinlin
Friday, November 25, 2011 8:41 AM
so exciting to see Bryan up and looking amazing. WOW. Great way to start off a huge holiday season and know exactly what we have to be thankful for. Thanks be to God. Bryan you are a ROCKSTAR. Blessings to all of you and thank you for allowing us to be a part of it.
# Rachel C.
Friday, November 25, 2011 12:21 PM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING (belated) Bryan and Stow Family! Thank you so much for sharing this picture with us! Bryan looks strong and his hair looks fantastic! (don't know why i've been worried about that these last few months...! :)... )

A HUGE HUG to your whole family! I hope you have a wonderful day spent with delicious left overs and lots of sports on TV.
# steve bowerman
Friday, November 25, 2011 1:59 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Stows!

The Bowermans
# Traci P
Friday, November 25, 2011 2:10 PM
What a FANTASTIC picture!!! Bryan, it is exciting to see your progress! Thank for you for posting it and allowing us to be so excited with you.
# Stephanie
Friday, November 25, 2011 4:06 PM
What a great picture! This truly is what Thanksgiving is all about. I get so excited when there are new updates posted. I have followed your story from the beginning and have no doubt that Bryan will be throwing out the first pitch this spring.
Send love and well wishes from Canada
# deb
Friday, November 25, 2011 6:34 PM
Thanks for sharing your day with everyone. I keep all of you in my thoughts and I'm so glad to see Bryan doing so well. It's a ton of super hard work but it's obviously working. Blessings to all of you.
# Pat
Friday, November 25, 2011 6:57 PM
So glad to see your face! We've been following you since the beginning and have been praying for you. Tabby and Tyler are getting so big! Lot's of Love from our family to yours. God Bless
# cindy
Friday, November 25, 2011 7:24 PM
I saw this on the news so i thought i would say that he is looking really good and glad that he was with the family on Thanksgiving..One of the many things we are thankful for is the opportunity to witness the strength,love and devotion of the stow family... thanks for sharing so much of your difficult road with us..
We are so grateful he is progressing well. waiting for more up dates...

Cindy Farmer and Steven Pyle
# Karen Robles
Friday, November 25, 2011 8:25 PM
Thank you so very, very much for sharing your photo. I have been following your families progress from the beginning. Please keep the updates coming. Bryan and your family are not forgotten. Hold on close to each other, and keep the faith.
# Robin Springer
Friday, November 25, 2011 8:37 PM
Mr. Stow & family,

All blessings & I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Brian & you all look so much happier, & he's gonna be alright... Brian sports fan cool dude, good to see you smile!

Love & Happy Holidays, Robin in SF
# Sandy W.
Friday, November 25, 2011 9:09 PM
What a wonderful Thanksgiving picture! Bryan, you are looking really good, so happy to see you with all your loved ones. Keep the faith going and all the hard work is definitely showing! There are thousands of friends you have never met that send you love and prayers.
# Chris
Friday, November 25, 2011 9:14 PM
Much love Bryan and family!!!
# snausage
Friday, November 25, 2011 10:30 PM
I think this is the best photo ever posted by the Stow family. So much is shown in, hope, commitment, loyalty, friendship...and presence. Bryan's presence in the now. Wow.

Thank you.

We got yer back out here in Bryan Brigade land!

Jan from San Fran
# Anya
Friday, November 25, 2011 11:43 PM
So wonderful to see! Sending all my love and good wishes for further progress. xoxo
# Geoff Thatcher
Saturday, November 26, 2011 2:38 PM
Looking good Bryan! Us Giants fans are a tough bunch, I'm using a walker now after 4 1/2 months in the hospital. Hope to see you in 2012!
Saturday, November 26, 2011 3:23 PM
Brian& Family- glad you made it home for Thanksgiving.
i spent 2 1/2 months in acute rehab @ California Medical Center - Davies Campus. I was able to walk out of rehab on December 22nd to spend Christmas at home. Keep those positive healing thoughts everyday!

Dr. Thomas Erwin Gertz
A Tramatic Brain Injury Survivor
# Nela
Saturday, November 26, 2011 4:38 PM
Dear Family, Seeing this picture of Bryan with all of you brought tears of joy to my eyes. I have been thinking of you a lot around this Thanksgiving and remembering my last Thanksgiving with a loved one in the hospital. I'll continue thinking positive thoughts for you and Bryan. Happy Holidays!
# bill corydon
Saturday, November 26, 2011 6:36 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this picture. What a wonderful looking family. Best of everything to the Stow family, and continued speedy recovery for Bryan.

# Kevin
Saturday, November 26, 2011 7:24 PM
Looking good!
# Kendra Mozisek
Saturday, November 26, 2011 7:33 PM
May God Bless You And Your Family. I Pray That You Have A Speedy Recovery
# Lorie Albrecht
Saturday, November 26, 2011 7:58 PM
You are looking amazing Bryan! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers....keep us posted on your progress!
God bless
# Deb in Santa Cruz
Saturday, November 26, 2011 8:55 PM
So happy to see so much progress. I hope Bryan continues to feel better every day. Best wishes to you all.
Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:56 PM
Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!!! You are in my prayers daily, and seeing this picture gives my heart and soul wings of gratitude!!

Love and prayers continue!!!...Deb
# Will C
Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:43 AM
I continue to be entirely ashamed at what happened to Bryan and completely amazed at his resilience.
Sunday, November 27, 2011 5:29 PM
Bryan, you continue to show such strength. I am so happy to see your amazing progress! You're looking fantastic! An inspiration to all. Happy holidays to you and your family. God Bless. xo
# linda
Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:52 PM
Love to hear all the progress you are making, it is unbelievable, pure will to get back to your kids and family. You are always near my heart and i want to see you at opening day throwing the first pitch to Buster Posey. Keep up the great work


Monday, November 28, 2011 12:27 AM
My husband, who has worked with Bryan, just told me to check out the update. Bryan is an inspiration to us as we deal with my sister's battle. Words cannot describe how I feel when I see where Bryan has been to where he is today. Thank you for keeping us updated on Bryan's progress. He looks fantastic!!
# Andrew
Monday, November 28, 2011 11:51 AM
Hope your Thanksgiving was great! I forgot about your story since I went overseas, but I remembered to check and am glad to see some progress. Wishing your family a merry Christmas!
# Tim
Monday, November 28, 2011 2:17 PM
That picture just made my day. I am so happy to hear and see that Bryan is making progress. So thankful to see that he got to spend this holiday with his family and friends. What an inspiration Bryan is. Thanks for the updates and Happy Holidays.
# Kathleen
Monday, November 28, 2011 2:37 PM
Hi Bryan,

Wow, what a great family photo of everyone. It will be blown up and framed no doubt. I really hope & pray that Bryan was able to enjoy the day and relatives around. It appears as if he might have been able to.

All the very best to Bryan and all of the Stow Family. I continue to be so thankful that Bryan has continued to improve as he leads all of us on this path of recovery.
# Mary Camera
Monday, November 28, 2011 2:49 PM
Thanks, God, for listening to our millions of prayers...and we're just getting started!!!!
# Kelli
Monday, November 28, 2011 2:51 PM
I have been following Bryan's progress from Day 1, and my family and I pray for Bryan and your family everyday...Your strength and courage is inspiring, and has made me appreciate life and love so much more. God Bless and Stay Encouraged

Kelli Turner
Dallas, TX
# Elise
Monday, November 28, 2011 5:43 PM
I'm so pleased to hear that you folks had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Bryan at home. Bryan and family, you have such amazing strength. You are an inspiration to us all. And baseball season will be here before you know it! Happy Holidays and best of health, from the middle of the country.
# Deb
Monday, November 28, 2011 6:29 PM
What a surprise when I logged onto this site today - Great photo of the family and Bryan look's great!!

Keeping you all in my prayers and wishing you more wonderful family moments.

# Jay Owens
Monday, November 28, 2011 11:06 PM
Hi All,
I never gave up my faith in Bryan. From all that you have shared with us about his strength and with God's will, I just knew he would fight. Your family should be an inspiration for all. Your love helped him come this far. I remember when this tragedy happened and Bryan was critical in ICU. I shared his story with a fellow nurse and she thought Bryan did not have a fighting chance, I remember thinking, "I don't agree with you, you are wrong"... and I was right! We can never give up our faith and hope, what else is left?? I was just so happy in my heart to see you all in the photo. I know things may never be the way they were, but you are blessed to have eachother and life. What a gift to us all to have you share with us, and walk with you maybe not physically, but emotionally in our hearts and minds. God Bless you today, tomorrow, and forever!
Love, Nurse JJ
PS-Bryan's hair looks great! next...tanning this summer! :0)
# Paulio
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:39 AM
Wow, Bryan! Who knew what to think back in April when the news was filled with the most dire reports about your condition. This photo demonstrates the outcome of your will and resolve to overcome the most difficult of circumstances. The previous poster Jay Owens was right, "things may never be the way they were, but you are blessed to have each other and life." And it is indeed "a gift to us all" to have the Stow family sharing your recovery and rehabilitation with us. Their lives, too, are transformed, as are ours. Thanks, Stow family! GREAT photo.
# Lorraine
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:22 AM
What a surprise I got when I checked in to your website. Great to see Bryan and family enjoying time together. I continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Great job, Bryan!! The Stow family enriches all our lives.

Thank you and God bless you for sharing your family with us!
# snausage
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:33 PM
I was in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner and glanced at my Stow band (it has not been off my wrist since I got it); sent a positive thought to Bryan and family and then thought that I have nothing to complain about, even though recent times have been tough.

Bryan's story has been a gift in a strange way; it gives us a perspective on life, and on what's important.

Thank you, Bryan, you have given a great gift to thousands (millions probably) of people.


Jan from San Fran
# Kathy
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:19 PM
What an awesome family picture! Bryan it is both a relief and a blessing to see you sitting up, smiling, and surrounded by your personal fan club! God has shown us through you that miracles still exist. Keep up the great progress you are making and hold tight to this picture in your mind's eye. While your supporters number in the thousands, these are the people who are by your side day-by-day, cheering you on. God bless you Bryan Stow!
# laura
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:26 PM
Just wanted to get another look at that Great picture of Bryan. Keep working hard man. We are here for you. You are the best!
Blowing you a kiss, so pucker up :)
# Erin
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:53 AM
What a great suprise to see a photo of you and how great you look. I have been following your story and find you to be a great inspiration. I pray for you to become healed and healthy again as well as your family so they may continue to have the strength to help you heal.

Sending you the warmest holiday wishes that you continue to progress and become whole again. Merry Christmas & a Happy HEALTHY New Year. Erin Sola - NJ
# Shari
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:29 AM
Bryan you look great! What a wonderful Thanksgiving this must have been to the entire Stowe family, and extended family. Prayers for a continued recovery!
# Todd
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:39 AM
What a blessing that picture is.
# Matt V
Thursday, December 01, 2011 5:22 AM
Great to see Bryan up and about. I look forward to your updates. Bryan has a tremendous support system. God Bless Bryan and his family (natural and extended).
# Micki B
Thursday, December 01, 2011 1:01 PM
It is good to actually see Bryan. Although he is physically with you all, I hope that he will be whole again. I hate seeing that vacant look on his beautiful face. Dear God, make this man whole. It is killing me.
# Jennifer Jensen
Thursday, December 01, 2011 2:41 PM
LOVE the family picture!!!!! Hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas season together!!!!!! Keep up the hard work Bryan, you look really good!!!! (just as cute as ever)
# Jeannie Proulx
Sunday, December 04, 2011 9:55 PM
Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photo. Bryan looks great - handsome as ever! Another day, another step forward.

Continued prayers - ALWAYS!

Monday, December 05, 2011 9:09 PM
this story is amazing! Bryan, we love you. you are an amazing man. never stop believing!
# Stacey
Monday, December 05, 2011 11:31 PM
Happy Holidays Stow Family! Sending love, support and strength. Bryan you look wonderful! Keep up the hard work and please keep up the updates. We love hearing about you. You have family around the world.
# roxanne
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 2:41 PM
Happy Holidays Stow Family!
Been a follower of Bryan's recovery so i'm happy to hear he's doing well. Lots of love and prayers to him and his entire family for a healthy New Year.
# Barbara
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:14 PM
Happy Holidays to the Stow Family. It is very clear that this will be the most blessed Christmas possible. So very happy to see the amazing progress the Bryan has made. Please know that many, many people have you all in their thoughts and prayers.

Merry Christmas!!
# Marilee
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:53 PM
So happy to see this picture of your family!!
Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Year to the Stow family.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:24 AM
Thinking about you Bry, and your wonderful family, as I do each and every day!

Love and prayers continue!...Deb
# laura
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:05 AM
Bryan, just want to let you know we are thinking of you. I hope you are pushing through the pain. We are here for you. Everyday you are that much closer to outpatient therapy. You are doing a wonderful job and I want you to know that the world is praying for you and your two little angels. take care and know you are love all over the world.
# Richard
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:05 AM
Bryan is an amazing guy. It is wonderful to see him with his family. What an inspiration he has been to me. Keep up the fight Bryan, I hope I can see you at a Giants game in 2012. Have a merry christmas.
# Carleen
Thursday, December 08, 2011 11:13 AM
Just wanted you to know that I've been thinking about you and your family everyday, praying for all of you. Keep up the good work with your therapy Bryan!! Santa Claus is watching you!
Love from Carleen in Vancouver, WA
# Micki B
Friday, December 09, 2011 10:14 AM
Another week goes by. There is hardly a day that I do not think of Bryan. With Christmas fast approaching and 2012 just around the corner, Bryan has a lot of work to accomplish. Spring will be here before we know it and we are EXPECTING to see him throw out that first pitch. I know he can do it.
# Kim
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:40 PM
I think about Bryan everday. I hope and pray that he knows people care as much as they do. I would never want him to feel he is alone or forgotten. This horrible, violent crime does not represent Southern California. I am utterly ashamed to share a region with such despiciable thugs. My heart will never be the same knowing that this great guy has lost so much. My prayers to the family for the strength to keep your hearts open. I will alwys keep him in my thoughts. I wish I could do more. God Bless
# Kim V
Friday, December 30, 2011 8:52 PM
I want to express my sadness and joy for your family. I think of Bryan often. And have wondered how he was doing. I am so happy to hear about his progress.

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Update July 21, 2014
God Bless you guys and hope things get better.I had to take care of my Grandmother and Aunt who were in terrible shape and couldn't take care of themselves but I never saw it as a burden and even though it's hard work it was special to have them alive an with me.

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I have to point out my love for your kind-heartedness for all those that actually need help on this particular field. Your real dedication to passing the message all over had been rather interesting and has without exception allowed others like me to attain their endeavors. Your important advice means much a person like me and still more to my fellow workers. Thanks a lot; from all of us.
Update July 21, 2014
Bryan, Had to change e-mail sites as we no longer use Suddenlink and they closed our e-mail. Sorry to hear that you had to be in the hospital again. I know you will be recovering and on the mend. Prayers and thoughts are still coming you way on the wings of Angels blown by the West Texas winds. We are still in drought mode, but hopefully, the Good Lord will send rain our way before long. May you have a good summer. G

Update July 21, 2014
Wow. I've got so much sympathy for you guys. Seizures are rough.

My wife suddenly developed epilepsy about 10 years ago - she was in her 40s. The first time she had a seizure, I thought she was dying. It was a very traumatic thing to witness. Luckily, she only has seizures while asleep, so the risk of her hitting her head is very small. But for those of us (well, me) who witness her seizures, it's really frightening. So my hat is off to Bryan's caregiver who took the blow and helped Bryan avoid further trauma to his brain. That is heroic conduct.

Earlier this year, my wife decided that the side effects of her medication were frustrating/debilitating enough that she wanted to taper off her medicine. She did so. Approximately two months after going AED-free, she had a seizure, and then later that night she had a second seizure - two tonic-clonic seizures within about 5 hours. Her brain was so scrambled that she couldn't answer basic questions - she knew her name, but not mine; she couldn't tell me what month it was; and with her words badly slurred, she insisted that she wanted to watch TV but couldn't name a single program that she wanted to watch. After about 90 minutes her memory and comprehension returned, but overall it was quite a setback. It showed that she needs to be on AED medication, and like Bryan, this is a lifetime prescription. My wife's epilepsy is idiopathic while Bryan's is obviously symptomatic, but the end result is the same.

Stay strong, Stow family. Bryan yet lives despite all the injuries he sustained. He's trying to work his way back, but there are so many obstacles in his path. Those of us who have followed his journey know that he's a special guy, but he's human like the rest of us, and he's got foibles and limitations. That doesn't make him any less special. Maybe it makes him a bit more special: after all, he's the World Famous Mr. Bryan Stow.

Update July 21, 2014
Hello Bryan, Listening to older Queensryche and thought of you. Your parents continue to amaze and teach us all what family and community are. Many good families in world and glad you are a part of one, just as I. Ongoing perseverance is remarkable and something anyone reading your updates will learn from. We are all here for encouragement, prayer and to also learn on what an amazing family we are blessed to have met.

Curious if you are listening to any new tunes or what you enjoy when not listening to our San Francisco Giants continue to have great season.

Thank you Stowe family for the beautifully detailed updates. All of Byran's supporters know how busy you are so no need to apologize as we are the ones who are in awe of your spirit, faith and wonderful hearts.

I am sure I speak for many that all of you hopefully take time out just for yourselves to renew your spirit and observe something new that is there for you to enjoy. Make the time and smell the summer and honor all the strength you give to yourself. All of you are inspirational.

Love the Salazar's from the Central Coast :)
Update July 21, 2014
Double hugs as I don't think my initial post went through. Bryan, you are truly an inspiration and are loved by so many, myself included. That goes for your awesome family, too. I am so sorry to hear about the seizures--how scary :( Please take care and I am also so thankful that the trial of the trial is behind you all. God Bless all of you.
Update July 21, 2014
Hi Bryan!
You are always in my thoughts and prayers and best wishes. I greatly appreciate your updates. I even had prayers petitions for you at St Joseph Church in Mountain View where I live. I will start another prayer petition very shortly for you and your family. You have a loving and caring family. God bless you and keep you in his care as well as your wonderful family!

Rosemary Lopez
Update July 21, 2014
Dear Stow Family,
I followed the trial and prayed for more than you got. I continue to keep Bryan, your family, and friends and caregivers in my daily prayers. Those seizures sound very frightening, especially the after effects. It seems to be one step forward, two steps back, like so many other things in life. You are all awesome for what you do every day and night, making all the difference in Bryan's life. Stay strong!
Much admiration and love, Julia Winston
Update July 21, 2014
Hello to the Stow family: the prayers never cease for all of you. Bryan and you have been through such a long horrible journey, I am sure you wish you could just wake up from this nightmare. I thank you for this update.....there are many of us out here who continue the prayer circles and the prayer vigils....thank you for sharing this recent event. I truly wish there was something I could say that would ease the pain and the heartache. God Bless You All.
Keep fighting have a lot of prayer warriors on your are a gem ! ! !
Update July 21, 2014
Hello to all your family. What incredible challenges Bryan, and you, are facing. Last fall, I started the Marty Lurie Fan Club; first as a joke, but it quickly evolved into a way to raise money for Bryan's just seemed like the perfect way for Giants fans to contribute to our larger community. I'm always happy to hear about the various fundraisers. Good luck to you as you travel this road.
Best, Billie Forer
Update July 21, 2014
Continue my prayers for Bryan and the family. I just
Still can't believe that a human or humans could do that
To another person!.. Is totally un forgivable!
May God continue to give you strength and bless you!
Update July 21, 2014
Thank you for the update. I hope that Bryan and the family know how large is his community of suppoters. If there is anything that we can do to support Bryan and his family just say the word!
Update July 21, 2014
Thank you for sharing and yea we know you been kinda of busy so don't ever feel the need to say sorry. It's great that Bryan will be taken care now wit the settlement I would assume it makes your parents and (you two) feel better know he is going to get the care he needs and should have. Not sure if you will be able to put his behind you but, it can move to the side or the back of your mind and your family can maybe somehow focus on their own life for a while. No amount of $ or time serve from the SOB will change anything. Bryan has a new normal. Try to break the OCD if you can. IT's a nightmare. Get him help for that. Usually when they get on mental disorder then more come to follow, keep an look out. Give him lots of love and no matter what and where your family is being though of
Update July 21, 2014
Much love to all the family as always--we are right there with you and will continue to be. Your family's strength and determination are amazing, Bryan:) Good to hear you are a movie buff--me too:)

XOXO and Go Giants--love you buddy!
Update July 21, 2014
You have an amazing family! Wishing a speedy recovery from Iowa!