News & Updates

Jul
22

Hi everyone! Today brought great news! We were told at the hospital today that this morning Bryan was very alert. The nurse practitioner told us he had both eyes open, his right hand was either trying to give a thumbs up or hold up two fingers (they were fairly certain that was what he was doing). He also closed his eyes and opened them on command….and, when asked what his last name, he mouthed, “Stow”. The nurse practitioner, his nurse and the neurosurgeon witnessed this and they are very sure that is what he did. When we got there they gave him his dose of Dilantin so he then was fast asleep so we didn’t get to see anything, but that is ok…we were still very excited!

As always with these steps forward, we are aware that it’s intermittent, and there will still be some steps back. Even before the surgery, when he was at his best, his response to commands are not consistent and we remain cautiously optimistic.

We picked Eye of the Tiger for this update because, not only does Bry love to work out to it, but like the song says, Bryan isn’t going to stop….he’s just a man, with his will to survive.


Comments

# lacey
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:13 AM
AMEN !!!
HE HAS THE WILL AND WITH TIME HE WILL HEAL !

It is so great to hear, we were talkng about him at work today and sayng how strong you ALL are , We pray and will continue to pray for him and his family, thanks for the update and continue your faith

Lacey from VMC
# Mona
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:23 AM
I am so glad I checked this site before heading to bed. What great news! Extra hug to all of you. Bryan. you can (will) do it! You already are. :) Peace and love from LA.
# Cousin Becky
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:32 AM
Love the update, love the song, and love you guys!!
# andrea
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:37 AM
what an awesome update... gives me that warm fuzzy feeling.. you, too, Bryan? always here, always loving all of you, always caring, always praying~
xxxooo andrea~
# Lynne Hanson
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:45 AM
Hey Bryan! Just wanted to stop by and send you some love!
I somehow missed your story until now but I truly believe its part of a perfect plan!
I'm not super special or anything but I do have some friends in high places (and some in low places too- lol) and we all are pretty talented prayer warriors.
So...seeings how you seem to be a bad a-- at fighting your way through this to the point that your kids could call you a super hero...well we're just going to have to pray for you to have a battle buddy. (Yep, we're all a bit of US Army too.)
Now in all seriousness I just want you to know that I am praying for God to release His angels to watch over you, to protect you, and battle on your behalf. I'm also praying for a hedge of protection around you and your family and most importantly I plead the blood of Jesus over you and claim your healing for you!
I'm going to be praying for you Bryan...not for patience or strength but for the easiest and fastest recovery possible as I think you've had to battle too hard already! Don't get lazy though...you have to meet Him halfway!
May God's favor truly be on you and your recovery in God-speed my friend!
# laura ❤
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:56 AM


First Praise God! AND then BRY. I think it was just last night when I wrote Bry is a strong will man. HE WILL RECOVER I know this.. It is God will. Not sure where Bry stood with religion but I feel God is using him and your family as we wait. And If Bry was not a believe of Jesus as our savior then I am guessing he will become one after he wakes up. There is no other way to explain why he is still here. God is not finish with him yet. He has his wonderful kids that he needs to be here for and a loving family.

This is such good news that I had happy tears in my eyes reading it. I love it!
STOW-- he know who he is. ☺. I wish you seen it but hearing it from the medical staff is nice too. I am sure you will be seeing more progress. I am so happy for you. You have no idea. I believe this is the beginning of seeing more of the Bryan you know.
I know there is a lot more ahead but with his will and the grace of God he will recover. This is great!


If I may make a suggestion to the family... you wrote "we are aware that it’s intermittent, and there will still be some steps back."
I think we have the keep in mind the power of suggestion. I think what we put out there in the universe sometimes can come back to us. I think it would be best just not to think that way. At lease I want to think Bry will only move forward with this healing. I am not thinking he will have any steps back. And I am thanking God in advance for the healing he will allow to happen for Bry.
(again just my 2cents)
I love your family so much and I am so happy for you. !!!
Thanks for sharing
Sending much love your way.
# Linda
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:30 AM
Thank you so much for posting today’s update. What fantastic news!!!! I live in Sacrament and go to Giants games periodically. I have been praying for Bryan and reading all you posts. I check several times to day to see if you have updated anything. Thank you so much for keeping us posted. I pray Bryan continues to improve!!!
# Susie
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:38 AM
Every morning I check this site to see what is new with Bryan. I am starting to feel like he is part of my family. I cry when you cry and I smile when you smile. Today - happy tears. Little by little, thankful for everything we get. Praise to our Lord for all He is doing for Bryan.
# Nancy S.
Friday, July 22, 2011 2:38 AM
omg...What great news...Ya Bryan, we knew u could do it...keep going....We have all been praying so hard everyday and nite for you that u wouldn't believe it....
# Jeannie Proulx
Friday, July 22, 2011 2:45 AM
From the moment I first heard about Bryan I have been overcome with anger & frustration. I was happy to find your inspiring website which I have now read from the beginning and check daily. Many times I have thought about commenting but have held back, as it is difficult for me to leave out my negative opinion about the cowardly animals who did this to Bryan.

I am a born & raised Southern Californian. My mom followed in her father's footsteps and is an avid Dodger's fan...my nephew, on the other hand (who is also a native SoCal ) is an avid Giants fan. He always enjoys taking my mom to Dodger stadium when the Giants are playing...or used to anyway. He has experienced such abusive verbal attacks from the "fans" that he no longer feels safe taking his grandmother to Dodger stadium for what should be an enjoyable experiemce.

I think about Bryan so many times during the day. I wear the black & orange wrist band and get excited when people who are unaware of the meaning, ask about it. As soon as I start explaining...they understand immediately. I purchased several of them and carry a supply with me so that I am able to pass them out when I meet people who know and care enough to share the prayers for Bryan. I will not remove my band until Bryan has the strength to tell all of us who are proudly wearing them, that he is ready for us to take them off.

God bless you Bryan...You, your children, parents, girlfriend, and all of your wonderful family & friends, are in my prayers every night. I pray that one day soon you will be reading this website and will know how much love we have for you! GO GIANTS & #P21732 !!!
# Magda
Friday, July 22, 2011 3:38 AM
I was going to bed but I decided to check up on Bryan to see if there were any updates...and I am so glad I did! This update made me smile & so happy. God is good!! Continuing my prayers & thoughts for you Bryan & The Stow family. Sending much love as always from L.A.!
# Edward Leiske
Friday, July 22, 2011 4:29 AM
All healing comes under the name of Jesus! All praise to Him and Bryan you are in my prayers! I ask the Lord for a complete healing and restoration of your mind and body! I ask for the Lord to make you into a living witness and testimony to His amazing grace and mercy and endless love for all of us! Even, as crazy as it sounds coming from a mans perspective, the man who did this! In Jesus' most high and holy name I prayer, Amen!
# Tabatha
Friday, July 22, 2011 6:09 AM
I am praying for Bryan daily! Todays news made my heart so happy! I pray he continues to get better each and every day!
# Duane Kuhlow, Jr.
Friday, July 22, 2011 6:12 AM
Mr and Mrs Stow and family,

What good news this morning. I will admit, I was depressed after reading yesterday's update. But this morning's news cheers me up.

You all have remained so strong, I don't know how you keep riding this emotional rollercoaster. May God keep you strong as you watch over your Bryan.

Thoughts and Prayers,

Duane
# Claussen's Corner
Friday, July 22, 2011 7:40 AM
Such great, great news! We'll share it with everyone. We think of all of you every single day.
Much love,
Claussen's Corner
Angels Camp
# Shari
Friday, July 22, 2011 7:56 AM
That is great news! Prayers are still heading your way for Bryan's recevery! Thinking of you all. My friend who was recently in a bike accident, with head injuries, has his breathing tube removed. He knew his daughter, new it was her birthday. Told his wife he loved her. It's amazing how the littlelest things can bring such hope. Hang in there. It's small steps daily that make us know he is fighting.
# Renee
Friday, July 22, 2011 8:18 AM
This is indeed great news! When I read about Bryan mouthing his last name, it brought tears to my eyes. I pray for Bryan and your family every day and I'm hopeful that his day will come and he will come back to you. The brain is an amazing organ and he's getting the best care and the best chance of coming back to the world. Love and hugs to you all!
# Brenda K.
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:11 AM
That's great news. He is making progress and those little things that happened were to tell you that he is hiding in there somewhere. Right now this is all he can manage to tell you, but those are signs that he is trying to communicate with you. This is how it all begins. Maybe by next week he will increase the number of words he can say. You just never know. I have a good feeling that he will eventually make enough progress as to where he can function in everyday life. The road ahead isn't an easy one, but he will get there. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
# becky tinlin
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:22 AM
absolutely wonderful news. what a way to start off a glorious Friday morning!!!!!!!!!! Praise God indeed and Bryan's incredible determination. I share in the excitement this must bring to all of you.
Not a more appropriate son out there !!!!!!!!!!!
Go Bryan ! !
# becky tinlin
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:23 AM
song**************
# michelle
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:24 AM
honestly i could not have asked for a better start to my day.
# Angie
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:30 AM
AWESOME news!!! Great way to start the weekend!! Continued prayers being sent your way!!!

Angie
Raleigh, NC
# Patti
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:48 AM
This news has brought tears to my eyes and my heart to swell !! Good new is good news and this is excellent news !!!!! So very happy for the Stow family !!! Continued forward steps will get this to the finish line !! So happy for Bryan !!! The prayer are working and continuing !! Here with you through it all Bryan !!!!
Love and hugz to the entire Stow family !!
Patti
# Lisa Hopper
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:52 AM
What wonderful news to wake up to. When my 17 year old son came running out of his room the other night to tell me Bryan had emergency surgery, my heart was heavy but immediate prayers were said by all of us. Do you feel the love Bryan? We have so much love for you. We will fight for your recovery with prayer and love until you are completely recovered and those prayers and love include your family as well. I'm wearing my bracelet with pride and have my "For Stow" sticker on my car in the hope that when people see it, they remember and take a moment to send a prayer your way. So today is a new day and what's even better is that the Giants play today ( wasn't yesterday horrible without a Giants game playing?) so heal that brain of yours, kick back and enjoy the game! Best way to heal everything is by watching the Giants play...that's my thought : )
# Rachel C.
Friday, July 22, 2011 10:37 AM
EYE OF THE TIGER BRYAN!!!!!! EYE OF THE TIGER!!!!

We're excited for you, and our collective prayers are pushing you on... so get your heal on, and come home to your family that loves you! PRAYERS AND LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT.

We're all here for you.
# maryann
Friday, July 22, 2011 10:46 AM
So Very Very happy to hear he is fighting! He really is remarkable! God Bless! BRYAN...KEEP FIGHTING DUDE! YOU ARE A SURVIVOR NO DOUBT!!
# Jill Stock
Friday, July 22, 2011 10:54 AM
What an appropriate song to give strength! My favorite to motivate... Ive followed your setbacks and progress since the incident Bryan, and have been constantly praying for recovery. Keep fighting...you will get there! Nothing worth it comes easy...but it is obvious that you have enormous will to heal and God has an incredible plan for you!!! Hugs and support from Ventura, Ca!
# Steven
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:02 AM
Great update for today!! We are still thinking of Bryan everyday here in Venice,Fl.
# Amy Walker
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:08 AM
OMG...that is so AWESOME!!!! I am so glad to hear such great news!!! Great job Bryan!!!! Keep fighting!!!
# Lettie Delap
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:09 AM
PRAYERS PRAYERS PRAYERS from Oswego ILLINOIS! Fight Through The Pain like our own Matt Leone... HARD TIMES DON'T LAST FOREVER THEY JUST FEEL LIKE THEY DO. Much Love and 1000 Angels to Bryan and your Family!
# Rebecca
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:20 AM
Thank-you Jesus for this latest encouraging news...thank-you Stow family for sharing it. The handprints of God are all over this page...
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:22 AM
FANTASTIC!!! Tears of joy, and thanksgiving prayers to God for Bryan's progress!

Love and prayers continue for Bryan, and for Issac and Mark, and their families!...Deb
# Amanda
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:23 AM
Way to go buddy!! Keep up the good work, Bryan!!! We love to hear the good news. Still here, praying for you and your family!!!!
# kelly
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:23 AM
My families thoughts and prayers are with you. One of my employees is married to an EMT for Bell Ambulance in Milwaukee and the group is all pulling for you here!!
# Samantha DeYoung
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:25 AM
You've been in my prayers and thoughts Bryan. I hope when you're back on your feet we can reconnect. Keep up the fight! You are such a sweetie and we're all here for you <3
# Kristen
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:33 AM
Wonderful news!! Keep on fighting Bryan!!!!
# SF_happy_4Stow!
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:35 AM
Can I just say this news has filled my eyes with tears, heart with warmth and the extra belief that strength in numbers truly works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KEEP FIGHTING BRYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!
# Sharon
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:48 AM
I was having what I thought was a rough morning, then I read the latest update. Puts my day in perspective. I'm sooo happy that Bryan is doing well, and the surgery doesn't seem to have caused a big setback. He's in there, and he'll be coming back, I just know it. I know it's a long and winding road, but you ALL have the strength to get through it.
# Kathleen
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:54 AM
Good Morning Bryan,

This is a great way to start the day! Wow. The best part is that Bryan was able to tell the doctors his last name with out any assistance. To me that shows that his brain is fully functioning and he has memory. This all is very encouraging and positive. Too bad that they had to give him that medication, hopefully that will end sometime soon so that all of this will continue to be more consistant.

In any case, got to keep the positives, the prayers and the belief that Bryan is going to recover and leave the hospital.

# Bryan's Fan
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:54 AM
Wow! What a wonderful thrill to read your update! It's so refreshing to have happy tears. "Keep hangin' tough."
# Carleen
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:54 AM
Perfect news for a rare, sunny morning here in Vancouver, Washington!! Another song similar to Eye of the Tiger came to mind this morning ~ Triumph's Fight The Good Fight. Keep fighting to come back to your family, Bryan, because "It's your only way"!!

Praying for you has become a part of my daily routine. And the power of prayer amazes me everyday. God is hearing us!

# Michelle
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:55 AM
Good morning Bryan and family
So happy to hear the news! Your strength continues to inspire me and my family everyday. Thats right ... keep fighting ... never give up. You got this Bryan! You have your amazing family, friends and supporters like us who keep you in our thoughts and hearts everyday. We hope you feel the love coming your way. Take care.
The Gonsalves Family
# Jen
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:10 PM
That is AWESOME!! Eye of the Tiger is the first song I ALWAYS sing at the karaoke place :) "Went the distance, now i'm not gonna stop.....just a man and his will to SURVIVE" I think fits Bryan to a T! I know there isn't anything or anyone that could prevent me from overcoming a tragedy like this, to come back to my children. Bryan's children are very lucky to have such a strong father and i'm sure they can't wait to have their dad back home.

Love,

Jen
# Annette
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:19 PM
I was so happy to hear that Brian knew his last name...i got a lump in my throat and felt excitement that he is fighting soooo hard to come back to his family and all the people who are praying for him...I hope that someone is reading to him every day and letting him know just how many people are thinking about him and praying for him to walk out of that hospital someday soon!!! Keep fighting Brian!!! The Angels are with you!!!! LOVE IS EVERYTHING!!!! Annette
# Niki
Friday, July 22, 2011 12:37 PM
Wow what a great way to start my morning. woke up seeing there was an update reading it brought happy tears to my eyes!! God is awesome with everyones prayers n your strong will to survive is amazing!! We all love you and are prayin for you nonstop! Continue to be strong n beat this n when you are well your gonna see just how loved you are!! God bless you n your entire family!
# Paulio
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:04 PM
What splendid news! I'm so happy for you folks, and I hope one day soon you'll be at Bryan's bedside when he shows some responses like these. Continued administration of dilantin and/or other anticonvulsives may be necessary for some time while Bryan's seizure activity is still a concern, especially since he just had one and seizures often beget more seizures, but eventually they'll be able to taper his dose downwards and his brain activity will respond accordingly. I think you're very sensible to realize that his progress is still intermittent and subject to reversals, but obviously Bryan is past the worst of it now and is healing nicely. That's his job right now - to heal at his own speed and in his own time. So... go Bryan!!! Keep it up, man!

Also, the LA Times is reporting that two new suspects have been arrested in Bryan's beating. It looks like the first suspect (Giovanni Ramirez) is going to be cleared.

http://lat.ms/quSptC
# Anonymous User
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:15 PM
http://sports.like-news.com/?p=469
# Alison Wright
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:26 PM
This was the best news ever! We have a prayer group of 200 people dedicated specifically for Bryan. We are from all over the country, and a few of us are from other countries as well. We heard the news of the setback Wednesday, and did a "prayer power surge" at 10:00 p.m. PST. To have logged on, and read your latest update yesterday was fantastic! We have an awesome God :)

We hope some day share with all of you, Bryan included, everything posted on the group page i.e. prayers, poems, songs, and even just general notes written to Bryan and the family on a daily basis for the past 4 months. Prayers in full force to all of you...

Love,

The "Bryan Brigade"
# Mary
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:31 PM
This was the first thing I saw on my FB page this morning-what a great way to start my day! Let's all keep the prayers going!
# Anonymous User
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:38 PM
http://www.usa.ilneurone.com/?p=68588
# Melissa
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:46 PM
This is FANTASTIC news! Congratulations to Bryan and all of you! Baby steps are better than no steps and while there may be a long road ahead, it's definitely worth celebrating! LA is still looking out for you. Love to you all...
# Linda
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:47 PM
Bryan, when I read the update, it brought tears to my eyes. This is WONDERFUL news. We knew you could do it! Keep fighting Bryan. There are many people that love you. We continue to pray for you Bryan, your family and friends,~from an EMS family in San Jose.
# Nathan
Friday, July 22, 2011 3:28 PM
This is great news. So glad to hear Bryan's making progress. Keep it up, buddy. Can't wait for the next update!
# merijoe
Friday, July 22, 2011 4:06 PM
You go, Bry, Team Bryan!!!!

pretty soon you'll be laughing and joking

virtual kiss on the nose-keep getting better handsome
# Cathy
Friday, July 22, 2011 4:25 PM
Very good news!!!! God bless Bryan and his family...
Keep it up Bryan, there are so many prayers and so
much support for you!! SUCH GOOD NEWS!!!!
# Mary Miller
Friday, July 22, 2011 4:45 PM
I just heard Ann's interview with Bill Carroll. OMG we are so excited and so hopeful for the good news!! I can only imagine how excited you are....we're jumping for joy at the progress. God is listening to our prayers.....keep it up Bryan....we're pulling for you. Bless the Stow family!! Love and Prayers from the Millers (Mary, Paul, Scott & Mike)
# LV
Friday, July 22, 2011 4:55 PM
Hey Bryan and family!
I'm so happy to hear the great news! I've been coming to this site on a regular basis to get updates on Bryan and I enjoy reading the comments left on this page. I...just never left one :/
I just wanted to say that I am really excited to hear Bryan is making progress! Bryan, you are definietly in my thoughts and prayers, you and your family. Can't wait until you are up back on your feet...come to Sacramento and we'll throw you one heck of a party!! :)

LV
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:06 PM
Bryan & family: this is the news that all of us in not only Southern California, but around the world have been waiting for, for such a long time! None of us ever lost the faith in you for 1 min. It was easy to lose faith in a lot of other things, for this to even happen to you. I grew up in the Bay area and though living in Southern California, have remained a diehard Giants fan long with about half of Los Angeles these days, in part, I believe, from the strength they have gotten from you and your family. We have all boycotted Dodger Stadium and Frank McCourt for what he knowingly allowed to happen. Your personal sacrifice has probably saved many lives that would've otherwise been lost at that place that caters to gang members. I was there the day after opening day, wearing my Buster Posey jersey, not having seen the news of what it happen to you. I was abused and threatened, as with my wife, but somehow escaped the scary parking lot without injury. The security guards in the Stadium were completely uninterested with the foul and profane verbal abuse met it out to the many Giants fans through the whole game. All they were interested in was keeping people from moving up a row to a better seat. I never saw one security agent the entire terrifying walk through the ballpark. Like most people, I will never return to that evil hellhole. Last weekend I drove to Petco Park in San Diego to see my beloved Giants play the Padres. You are going to love this! There were more Giants fans there Padre fans, but that is not the really great part – pretty good maybe! The really good part was that stands for both teams had a great time together, in a friendly rivalry, congratulating the other one on big hits and big plays for the other side. More than a couple times I heard people talking about you, not only in interest for your current health and well-being, the happiness of your family, but also about the fact that your courage and incident has changed the entire baseball culture in Southern California – taken to a much higher level and much happier place. As a paramedic, myself and my family cannot have a greater respect for what you have done to help people that have been hurt and injured, and it is not lost on any of us that now you are the one that meets everyone's strength, blessings and positive energy to get back to your family and friends and one day soon, be sitting at AT&T Park, hearing the words "play ball", enjoying the Giants in the 2011 World Series. That day will come – the guys are going to win it for you, and you are going to be there to enjoy it with all of us, your unknown friends and fans. Stay strong – be well! Rick
# Edgar
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:18 PM
God is with you Brian, and I'm praying that you will recover, God is love and he will hear our prayers. May this earth someday be free of the hatred that caused all this pain to you and your family. Get well soon.
# kconklin
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:21 PM
I wanted to share with you a story from an amazing young lady and her incredibly strong family that I had the privilidge of working with in my job as a pediatric ICU RN. Please watch her story at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJO0aI7tQmI and check our her page at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kassidybrewer. I had the pleasure of watching this family pull together and rely on their faith during the most difficult time in their lives. This story is truly an inspiration and I hope that it can help your family maintain your faith! Kassidy's family was told she would not survive her brain injury and now she is going for her second degree black belt this Saturday!
# Dio
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:23 PM
Lets keep moving forward brother!!
# Dio
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:24 PM
You can do it!
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:50 PM
Ann, thanks for talking with Bill Carroll on KFI am 640 today in L.A.!!! What a joy to hear from your voice what is happening!

I felt like you were talking to all of us here who follow Bry closely. Hope others can hear in on KFI's website.

Like Bill said about Bry's progress this week, "Score one for God!"

Love and prayers continue!...Deb
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:53 PM
Thank you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Thank you, Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary for your prayers. Thank you, St. Michael for your vigilant guard.
# Cassie
Friday, July 22, 2011 6:05 PM
Amazing news!!!!!! Bryan, this is incredible!!! :) love the great news!
Always praying for you and your family!! Music to our ears for sure!! Woo hoo!!!!!!


Love from Burbank, ca.....
# Jenn
Friday, July 22, 2011 6:22 PM
Hooray for Bryan! Wonderful news! SO encouraging--hang in there, everyone! YAHOOOO!!!!
# Ian
Friday, July 22, 2011 7:23 PM
Hearing the good news today and listening to my ALL TIME favorite song brought me to tears...we are praying for you man...as a former Navy guy you have what takes as I see it-Hoo Yah Bryan. I want to meet you when you wake up..love ya
Friday, July 22, 2011 7:56 PM
Stow family, today is truly one of those days that is a blessing and will rejuvinate you with hope. As I just posted on my facebook status:
Hallelujah is the word I'm feeling. Funny, I don't think I've ever used this word before. It was hard to hold back emotion as I read this latest update out loud to my sister. Bryan Stow, I always knew you were going to pull though and now the medical staff will begin to believe it to. Yes it's only the beginning, but you are going to make it. Thank you Lord, You truly are good.

Since the beginning, I've felt in my heart that Bryan would pull through, probably even faster than my Timmy is. But I just wanted you to know how HAPPY I am for all of you today. There will still be hard days, but these are the days we live for and they hold lots of promise for the future.

God continue to bless.

Dawn
# Audra
Friday, July 22, 2011 8:15 PM
How happy I was to hear the news today that you are making progress in your recovery. We are all pulling for you and can't wait to see you at a Giants game one of these days.
# Anonymous User
Friday, July 22, 2011 8:57 PM
http://www.ms-nbc.info/stow-health-update-great-news/
# Sylvia & Gabriel Arroyo
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:19 PM
Every morning at work we update eachother on any news on Bryan. Today i couldnt wait to tell everyone the great news!! Bryan you and your family are in all our prays at the San Bernardino Parole Office.
Friday, July 22, 2011 9:26 PM
Bryan, I listened to your mom on KFI radio today talking about how the kids saw the recognition in your eyes when they visited your bedside, how you mouthed "morning" back to the nurse's greeting "good morning, Bryan", how you were eyes wide open and thumbs/fingers up in response to the staff...I heard the upbeat energy in Ann's voice talking about Dr. Manley jumping up and down in Paris at this miraculous news coming at almost precisely the same time as news of the arrests.

It does make you wonder about coincidence and the power of prayer and positive thoughts.

I've got my Stow band on.

Go Great Hodge!
Friday, July 22, 2011 10:50 PM
Bryan..

Way to go!! We are all rooting for you over on our forum. You have your very own thread under Healing Requests. You have your very own cheer squad over here -- we have members all over the world!! We're sending healing vibes your way! Keep fighting!! I am soo over the moon right now!!
# Helene Kahn
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:13 PM
just checking in.. deeply happy for every speck of positive news. God bless you all. Keep your faith and stay strong.
# Brittany
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:14 PM
Good job brian :) my love goes out to you and your family!!!!!
# Jessica
Friday, July 22, 2011 11:16 PM
So glad to hear the awesome news about Bryan. He is in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless him and his recovery. Thank you for creating a website to let others know (complete strangers) how he is doing. We care too and wish him and his family the best.
# Rochelle
Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:10 AM
Ecstatic when I heard this! I'm so glad that Bryan responds to commands now! I'm pretty sure that emergency surgery did something to him. Praise the Lord for all these good news! Keep fighting, Bryan! There's a really big family waiting for you all across US. God Bless you all!
# Sheri Kibbe
Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:16 AM
I am so excited and overjoyed to read of the news of Bryan responding. It has been such a roller coaster I can't imagine what you as a family has had to endure. Keep the faith and don't give up. Many continued prayers for Bryan's complete recovery!!!!!
# Danielle
Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:47 AM
Reading this has totally made my week!!

I check your website every day, hoping to hear good news. We have not forgotten Bryan, and cannot wait to have him back to enjoy another Giants game.
# Kelly Ritchie
Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:25 AM
First I want to say how sorry I am that the event even happened at D. S. Being a fan since 1973, I've never seen anything that was too alarming at the stadium. I was raised to be considerate and to understand all people's different views, passions and loves....I am glad I heard about the website and will check in frequently because I have been concerned and have prayed for him all the time. If there is anything I or we in L.A. can do for Bryan--please don't hesitate to let us/me know. I would do whatever was necessary as Bryan has given his time, his knowledge to save others---it's the least we can do. My brother was a quadriplegic after a teenager ran him over; and so many times it was the paramedics who saved his life over and over again. I send hugs and many prayers to all of you. Stay strong.....we've got your back.....hugs......."chef kelly".........
Saturday, July 23, 2011 2:32 AM
I just found out Bry said "morning" to the nurse and was able to know his kids... I am so happy.( i don't watch TV so it can take a while for me to find this stuff out if it's not posted here on online paper)
I am so happy, Thank GOD! this is so good I knew this is the start of the Bryan that his family knows. It will keep getting better from here.
Bryan I am so sorry this happen to you. You seem like such a caring, wonderful man that has made something out his life. I hope that you do not remember to much from that night. As when I think about it it make me angry and I would never want to see you become that way. You seem so fun loving.
you are in the process of starting your life over. It will be a little different for a while, you will need to get your muscles back and let's not forget that tan;). Please know we are behind you all the way. We can't want to see you at SF Giants throwing out that first baseball ( if that is something you want to do)
I will be there to see you do that because that will have so much meaning to me. I am not a SF fan I love my OAKLAND A's but I am so proud of you. How you keep healing inside so that you can come out of this.
I would be so interested in reading a book that you could write about the whole mind body healing process from a PT point of view. I am very intrigued with how you were able to heal. I have to say from the start I hear your mother made your room a "Happy zone' and I am sure this had a huge effect on you.
There is so much you could cover. But first thing is first.. you need to get back to where you were. We are here for you we love you and never forget that! We stand with you.
May God continue to watch over you and bless you.


(ps few posting back I said I wonder what Bry first words are going to be .. now I have my answer .. God is good!
# Jay
Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:40 AM
Hi Bryan and all, I'm just checking in. Haven't made an entry for awhile as I had surgery myself. I missed you guys! Just want to say that the news of Bryan stating his last name is nothing short of a miracle and God's work. Lots of news this week and I am so happy to hear the consistant and ongoing support for Bryan, you all, and the investigation... I just want to send my love, prayers, and ongoing warm wishes. Please take care, stay strong, and thank you for the updates it means more to us than you know.
God Bless you,
JJ the nurse
# Gina
Saturday, July 23, 2011 4:05 PM
The Stow family is in my prayers, may Bryan have a full recovery!
# Stella Cruz
Saturday, July 23, 2011 4:08 PM
Hi, it’s Andrew Cajita’s mom again. Glad to hear the good news about Bryan’s positive recovery & the capture of the people who did this to him...I just want you to know, you are never forgotten in our prayers to The Divine Mercy.
We will always be here for you should you have any questions. We are going in our 4th year in this ever life altering experience; and sometimes it feels like there is no end to the madness. Sometimes it feels like all the long wait and all the intense feelings of uncertainties wear you down to the ground, but just hang tough all the while.
Our family has managed to survive by just lifting our lives to GOD. “Resistance is futile, acceptance is the key.” One day will come when Bryan and Andrew will be completely healed in Jesus name.
As previously mentioned, both Bryan and Andrew were not all the time your “good boys.” But as mentioned in the gospel of Matthew, Jesus did not come to this world to save the Righteous, but rather to save the Unrighteous. Jesus came for the sick, not for the well being. Jesus was criticized for hanging out with the unrighteous, sinful people, like Matthew himself was a Tax collector, who was despised and outcast for the thought of overtaxing the people and enriching himself at the expense of others. But the moral of it was Matthew who was deemed a sinner, became one of the Jesus’ Apostles. Matthew is therefore likely to have experienced Jesus' call to be his disciple and apostle as an act of sheer, DIVINE GRACE. He by GOD’s Grace was afforded the opportunity to change his life around to turn back to GOD to receive His Saving Grace thru Jesus Christ. Bryan and Andrew, similarly like Matthew, received the same calling. Perhaps we should be thankful for this calling; that we got single out for this, to help others through our experiences and in the end, our intense suffering will have a great redemptive value in GOD’s Eyes. God Bless You.
Best regards, Stella Cruz
http://formysonandrewcruzcajita.blogspot.com/
# The Low Family
Saturday, July 23, 2011 4:09 PM
Dear Stow Family,

We only know about you through the news and of course your website. We want you to know that we are lifting up your entire family in prayer and we are really pulling for you to make a full recovery in Jesus' mighty name. Our entire church family is believing and trusting in the Father Most High to do just that. Keep fighting Bryan! Because we expect an email from you in the near future to let us know that you're doing just fine.

Love and Peace be Yours,
Mikel & Teresa and The Low Family
# Lisa
Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:23 PM
God Bless!
# Jeanne marie Wallace
Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:25 PM
I just finished reading the wonderful news, how wonderful and I knew things were going to be much better, oh the power of prayer, I have been paying for you everyday, BLESS YOU BRYAN, and I know things are really going for the better, GOD BLESS YOU and all that have been helping and setting by your side. I will check in again later, I just had to leave my two cents worth. take care and HUGS to ALL angeljeanne xox
# ronald humphreys
Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:43 PM
Hello I am marvin norwoods cousin I want to say that bryan is in my prayers and the media should be more concerned about bryans well being and health I can understand that they need to cover the attackers but in my opinion they should put more coverage on the progress of Brian and all the great things the nation is doing for him by the way the media took all the horrible things I said about him and absolutely none of the good well either way I hope justice is served to those who are guilty and BRYAN WILL BE OK.
# Malcolm Guidry
Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:33 PM
Stay strong, Bryan! And keep the Eye Of The Tiger!
Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:01 PM
Send much love today! Hope you were able to get to the hospital early and enjoy all that Bry is doing.
Don't forget to get sometime outside of the hospital this weekend as well to enjoy each other. I am worry for you, especially Ann & Dave. I will be thinking of you at church Sunday.
Much Love
Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:04 PM
Fantastic news on an otherwise exhausting day. My toddler and I spent the night in the ER then the day at the Dr. due to going on week 3 of her being sick. I kept thinking to myself, we can get through this... and thought of Bryan, and all of you in his family as well as the little pediatric cancer patients and their families currently on our prayer list. I pulled strength from each of you to get through the night and in researching my daughters symptoms tonight, found an e-mail there was an update on Bryan. Continued prayers and support from back East from a California Girl. : )
# Violet
Sunday, July 24, 2011 2:37 AM
I have never wrote in before but I have followed the story. I just wanted to say that I am sorry for what has happened to Bryan, it was not right. From all the updates I've read he has an amazing supportive family, he is so lucky to have you all by his side everyday. Bryan's will to survive after all he has been through is out of this world. Stay strong Bryan, you can make it, you have made it.
# Anonymous User
Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:33 AM
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# susan
Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:34 AM
It is very sad when this day and time and technology has given us so very much to move forward in life, and then you get humans going back to the cave man days, acting like animals and seeking prey to harm, A hand shake and some words back and forth is what i remember when having my fav team lose, "next time, you suck, theres always next year" things like this are what oppisite fans are suppose to be saing, hand shaking and the man hug, noy beating and harming a man that has givin so much by helping others in life, i have been so very saddened by this since the day it brodcasted, my prayers are with Bryan first and all his family memebers, and as a compassionate human my prayers are also with these people that have harmed him, they need prayer also or when their time is served they will seek another person to harm or kill and the next victim might not be as strong as Bryan and not survive.God Bless the Stow family.
# Kathy
Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:07 PM
I was so happy to catch this update this evening. What great news! Bryan continues to amaze me with his ability to keep on going despite the odds. I feel in my heart that he is going to do well in the long term. I will continue to hold all of you up in prayer--no matter how bad things look on some days, God is able, and He is always with all of you. I look forward to seeing some new pictures of Bryan one day--in which he is completely awake, smiling, and embracing you all! Be blessed and please keep us posted on his progress!
# Jeannie Proulx
Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:34 PM
I commented the other day and thought I should also mention that I love the music you are putting on the website. As a result, I've added a new playlist to my ipod called "For Stow - Bryan's Songs."

Love & Prayers...Jeannie
Monday, July 25, 2011 4:56 AM
My husband told me of Bryan's story, I've been recovering from surgery. I was heartbroken, but elated about the latest news. May the family stay strong and I pray that Bryan has a speedy recovery. Clem and Mike Sinack Raleigh NC
# Genevieve
Monday, July 25, 2011 10:12 AM
It saddens me that people can be so cruel, but I know that good will come out of this, and Bryan has a awesome support Team! Family is the best and with the rest of us praying; I know he will be ok. God hears our prayers. Evil will always be on this earth but God prevails over evil.

God Bless Brayan and his Family,

Gen
# Genevieve
Monday, July 25, 2011 10:13 AM
It saddens me that people can be so cruel, but I know that good will come out of this, and Bryan has a awesome support Team! Family is the best and with the rest of us praying; I know he will be ok. God hears our prayers. Evil will always be on this earth but God prevails over evil.

God Bless Bryan and his Family,

Gen
# Rachel C.
Monday, July 25, 2011 11:55 AM
Good morning Bryan and Stow family!

Just a quick note.. to let you all know i've been thinking about you, and praying for you. Continue to heal, rest, and progress. Stow family, I wish you every strength and support in the world. We all send you our love and faith. We're with you, every step of the way! Much love and blessings from the So. Cal area.
# Brenda K.
Monday, July 25, 2011 2:05 PM
Happy Monday and the start of a new week. I'm thinking about you again today and wondering how you're all holding up. This has to be extra difficult being thrown in the public spotlight, but look at all of Bryan's adoring fans. He's got a lot of cheerleaders on his side.

To Bryan: We all eagerly wait for another word spoken, a wink, a squeeze of the hand, whatever you can manage given the circumstance. These little things are what keep your fantastic family going. You have a lot of people believing in you, so keep on getting stronger because we are not giving up on you! God Bless.
# Rachel
Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:55 PM
I am reading this post nine days later and I feel the excitement as it just happened a moment ago. I have tears in my eyes as I type this...God Bless...
# kerry
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:13 AM
We were on holiday in San Fransico when this horrible thing happened to Bryan. since coming home back to england, i have often searched the internet to see how he is doing, and glad to hear he is slow but surely getting better.
my heart goes out to all of you and of course Bryan.

God bless you all xx
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:22 PM
Good Luck Bryan, get well and best wishes to your family from all the indigos here.

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