News & Updates

Aug
08
Hi everyone!
Since getting the lumbar drain last week, Bryan has been more alert and responsive as the days go by. They have the fluid draining really slow so his responses had been pretty minimal...until yesterday. Yesterday we got the most response from Bry to date. He lifted his left leg slightly when asked, he raised his left arm everytime we asked if we could hold his hand, and the best part? Bonnie asked Bryan if she could have a kiss and every time she asked him, he puckered his lips. The final time when she was leaving, Bonnie asked again for a kiss. Bry turned his head towards her, puckered his lips for the kiss, then turned his head back. The nurse was shocked and excited to see that!
**side note from Bonnie: I have never, in my 32 years, thought I would kiss my brother on the lips, let alone that many times. But cant wait to do it again!
**side note from Erin: I couldn't be there to see it, but I never thought I would be jealous of my brother kissing my sister on the lips...regardless, I am chapsticking up for my next visit.

While we are writing this update we are driving to LA so we can't include our song until we get there. The song: Don't Stop Believing. The reason: not only is it Bryan's karaoke song of choice, but we want to say that we have never stopped believing, wont ever stop believing, and please...don't stop believing in Bryan!

Comments

# Lana
Monday, August 08, 2011 3:06 PM
This is first time I'm commenting but I've been following Bryan's story from the beginning. Words can't express how happy I am for Bryan and for you, his family, on the progress he's made. I wholeheartedly believe Bryan will prevail as he has his wonderful family and support from so many across the country. God Bless Bryan and family! Throughts and love are with him.
# Renee
Monday, August 08, 2011 3:15 PM
You've made my day! Thank you so much for this wonderful update! I will keep believing until Bryan is back to his kids and family. It's been a long, slow uphill climb and there is more to come, but he's going uphill! Keep believing Stow family. Your Bryan is coming back to you!
# Michele Pearson
Monday, August 08, 2011 3:24 PM
That is such wonderful news! I checked back this morning and no new update, and I was feeling a little low myself and reading about Bryan always lifts my spirits... So coming back and seeing this news on Bryan, is AMAZING news! So thankful for the power of prayer! Keep believing Stow's, your Bryan is inching his way back to you! May God keep you all close to his heart and continuing carrying you all through this journey! God Speed Stow Family!
# Bryan's Fan
Monday, August 08, 2011 3:37 PM
Fantastic! Feeling good after reading your update today. Thanks for sharing the wonderful news and making me laugh with your side notes. :-)

Bryan, I believe in you!

xoxo



# Katie Wilde
Monday, August 08, 2011 3:46 PM
Keep pushing hard Bryan! We all believe in you and pray everyday for your recovery! This update has brought tears of joy to my eyes and I cannot stop smiling! Please remember you have an entire nation supporting you and your wonderful family. God bless!
# Julie
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:17 PM
Thanks for the great news! Needed to hear that today! So thankful things are turning around and am sure they will continue! Prayers and love coming from Virginia as always! Take care and stay strong! xoxoxoxo
# Jenn
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:18 PM
You made my day too! Such great news:) Hang in there! Jenn
# Vicki
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:18 PM
I check in regularly and pray for you guys all the time. I was excited to hear this news. I am rooting for Bryan to keep making progress.

Don't stop believing!
# Rosemarie
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:19 PM
So great to hear that....thoughts and prayers are continuing your way Bryan!!!!
# tracy
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:19 PM
AHH..brought happy tears to my eyes. a dear friend of mine suffered a tbi about 7 years ago. i know very well the roller coaster of emotions that you are going through. stay strong - for bryan and for yourselves. and remember to take care of yourselves as well. much love coming your way. don't stop believin'!!
# monique
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:20 PM
so great to hear made my day with a great big smile. Everyday Bryan just keep taking those baby steps and everyday they will get bigger and bigger. So many people thinking of you. Keep it up. Moonique
# Khrys
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:22 PM
I have followed Bryan's story from the beginning. What started as a story that made me weep for the human race as a whole has turned into my daily look into a miracle. Every time I see an update, it makes my eyes tear up and I am so incredibly happy for Bryan and his family.

The level of support he's received from his family is amazing and his progress is due, in no small part, to their sacrifice and love. I hope none of you ever stop believing, I know I haven't.

You're in our thoughts and prayers here, and you'll remain there long after everything is back to normal.
# Dan Cooper
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:23 PM
It is always uplifting to hear great news like this. I am positive that the progress will continue.
# Sharon
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:24 PM
I'm so proud of Bryan. This is such wonderful news. I pray every night for God to help heal Bryan. I know it's a slow process, but I will keep on praying for Bryan and all of his family. Thank you so much for the update. This news has made my day. Sending love and hugs from Oakley, CA. Take care, everyone!!!
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:24 PM
How AWESOME is this! I'm crying! Thank God!! May Bryan continue to progress from this day forward! YEAH! BTW I received my Bracelet Saturday! Bless all of you! MUAH! I wish I could give you all a kiss!!!
# Linda
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:24 PM
Keep it up Bryan, we knew you could do it! We are always thinking and praying for you Bryan, your family and friends. Thank you Stow family for keeping all of us updated.~from an EMS family in San Jose
# # Denise
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:25 PM
What great news.....so happy to hear. I will not 'Stop Believing'.. Hugs to the whole family.
# Debra Oxley
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:26 PM
Praise the Lord for these moments... they would be small moments but in Bryan's case they are huge!!! Being a brain tumor survivor and having had 2 craniotomies, I know that Bryan is struggling on the inside to be able to tell you that he will be OK in time. When he gets a bit stronger, give him a piece of paper & pencil and he may be able to communicate what his is thinking, if only just a word at first. When I couldn't communicate verbally, I was able to write things down. It may help him so he's not so frustrated, I know it did me. I will continue to pray for Bryan and the entire family... With love from Pennsylvania...
# kelly
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:27 PM
This is GREAT news that I just read about Bryan.I do not know Bryan personally but have been reading his update this is great to here that he is a true fighter!! Keep it up Bryan your family and everyone out have your back!!!
# Kristy
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:27 PM
I've been following Bryan's story since the day it broke on the news. As a huge baseball fan, the story just broke my heart. I think of Bryan and his family often and pray for his recovery. This news makes my day! I hope for nothing but continued blessings and successes as he recovers. Bless Bryan, his family, friends, doctors, and nurses. I hope to see Bryan on the news someday soon, walking out of medical facilities and back into his life!! I'll shed more than a few tears that day!
# Judee S
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:28 PM
This brought tears to my eyes! I keep Bryan in my prayers each and every day. The undeniable love and strength from everyone who knows him and those who have never met him truly are touching. Thank you, Stow family, for the updates!
# connie maurer
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:29 PM
Wow awesome news....Prayers continue from Michigan!!!
# Wendy
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:31 PM
Wow I'm so happy to hear how much Bryan has accomplished in his time of healing. Keep going Bryan, you can do it! We will continue keeping you and your family in our prayers and in our heart. ~Wen
# Peter
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:31 PM
Keep fighting the good fight Bryan. God bless you and your family.
# Brenda K.
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:31 PM
It's the little things that really make you smile and give you the hope that you need to get through this. I remember those moments when my husband was coming out his head injury as well. I'm glad to hear that the drainage tube is doing its job. I'm looking forward to seeing more funny stories like this one. Maybe tomorrow he'll stick his tongue out at you or make googly eyes at you. It really will puts a smile on your face when these things happen. Every week will bring something different.

Keep up the good work, Bryan! Save some kisses for the lovely lady in your life.
# Azucena "Cena" Amador
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:36 PM
I am so happy to hear that Bryan is moving forward with us recovery. The song is fitting for a strong true Giants fan. Blessing to you Bryan Stow!
# becky tinlin
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:38 PM
OH, tears of JOY! ! ! I am so happy to read this. So happy for the good news and to hear about all that kissing. haha GO BRYAN !!! ! !
# Marilyn Wallace
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:39 PM
My prayers are constant. LORD WE ASK FOR A MIRACLE!!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!
# DeDe Goff
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:40 PM
So happy for you all...on Brian's progress. Such a precious act of love "a kiss" Brian and your family remains in our prayers. God gives us daily miracles. These are His GodWinks. May Brian and your family continue to receive the blanket of love & support that is being wrapped around you all. <3
# Carleen
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:43 PM
Ah, now that's great news! Bryan, the kissing bandit! What a beautiful update, one that gave me chills to read. May God continue to heal you, Bryan, as we'll all do our part by praying for your complete recovery.
# Paulio
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:44 PM
YESSSS!!! I've been waiting a long time to read some news like this. Poster Kristy, a few posts above this one, said basically everything I planned to say: "As a huge baseball fan, the story just broke my heart. I think of Bryan and his family often and pray for his recovery." Yes, that about sums it up. I'd been waiting for an update from you guys all week and when one didn't come I began to fear that Bryan hadn't been able to make any progress. I'm so glad I was wrong... it looks like I'm the guy who needs to be told to "don't stop believing." (Love that song BTW... that song was on the first album I ever bought, way back when I was like 10 years old... Bryan's not much older than me.)

Go Bryan! Go Stow sisters... and don't forget to stock up on chapstick. :)
# Paula
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:45 PM
So glad to hear the good news about Bryan! Love the song! Reading this made my day! Keep up the progress Bryan! Don't stop fighting to recover! Love and prayers, Paula
# Mary
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:48 PM
I love hearing news like this!! I continue to think and pray for Bryan and his family!! God's hearing our prayers!! Keep up the good work Bryan, and I love the fact that he's kissing his sisters!! That's really sweet!!!!
# Niki
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:50 PM
Thats the best news I have heard in a long time god is great n this love we all have for bryan n his family is amazing!! Keep gettin better bryan so ya can see all the love there is in this world for ya!! Bless you all we continue to pray for your full recovery!!
# Ed
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:50 PM
Until he sits up and hugs each and everyone of you I will continue fasting and praying. It's good to hear the wonderful work that God is doing in your family. May He bless each of you and all of those professionals who are dedicated to Bryan's care.
# Gail Rogers
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:52 PM
I'm crying happy tears for a man I don't know and most likely, will never meet. But my son, Scott Rogers, knows Bryan from work. Scott's an ER nurse at San Jose Regional and said in the very beginning that Bryan was a super guy.
I hope his recovery continues to be positive and by God's Grace he will be able to return to the work he loved.
Scott said that he sees hundreds of Paramedics and that Bryan stood out as one of B*E*S*T!!!
Continued God's Speed from a fellow E.M.T. (me) and our whole family.
GO GIANTS!!!
# Mary
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:53 PM
Amazing don't stop believing
Monday, August 08, 2011 4:57 PM
Thank you Jesus for your blessings on Bryan and his family.

This is such happy news. The Stow family Believes and so do I.
Love to all of you.
# Pam Drumm
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:00 PM
OMG! I am so happy to hear this news! You are getting your miracle and I am so happy for you all. God bless Bryan and the entire family. You're all in my heart. Keep up the progress Bryan!
# Denise Rasmussen
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:03 PM
I'm another who has been watching and praying from the sidelines and am overjoyed by your news. I pray for Bryan and your whole family and I know Bryan is going to get better soon. I believe in you too Bryan! Bless you all.
# Carmen
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:04 PM
Horay for Bryan!! Great news & awesome choice in song! Please let Bryan know that we're still praying, waiting for him to get better, and proud of the progress he's made. The best is yet to come. Keep kissing and loving eachother...that's what makes the World go round :)

# Karen
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:05 PM
We didn't stop believing in the Giants and look what happened. We won't stop believing in Brian.....Hang in there Brian we are all rooting for you too....
xoxo
# Crystal
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:05 PM
This is awesome news! The small town of Pacific Grove has been keeping you and your family in our prayers every day.! Keep up the amazing progress...! Keep on Believing ~~ <3 God Bless you Bryan.!!
# Cheryl
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:06 PM
I sure hope the news continues to be so good. We won't stop believing in you Bryan!
# Connie Arruda
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:06 PM
AMAZING!!!!!!! I have been following Bryan's story from the beginning but never left a comment here till today. I was so happy to hear this... I started to cry when I heard this news. Your family and Bryan are AMAZING!!! I am a Giants season ticket holder and don't miss a home game, so every timeI walk through those gates I think and say a prayer for him and your family. I can not wait for the day that Bryan is at the game himself and on the big screen!!!!!! That will be such a tearful but happy day... Please keep the good news coming....

God Bless..


# Stephanie
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:06 PM
That is such good news to hear. Bryan is a true miracle. God is using him as an inspiration for all. Keep it up Bryan there are a lot of people routing for you.
# Linda Mendoza Castrillo
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:12 PM
I guess that's why the GIANTS have their song "DONT STOP BELIEVING" -- SO WHEN BRYAN IS UP AND MAKES HIS DEBUT AT AT&T THEY MOST DIFFENTLEY NEED TO PLAY HIS AND HIS FAVORITE TEAMS SONG "DONT STOP BELIEVING" WHAT A COINCIDENCE---thank you for the update
MamaG
# Roger
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:13 PM
This is also my 1st posting though I've been following from the beginning from Massachusetts. I am so incredibly happy about hearing these positive developments. What an amazing family. He couldn't heal without your love. Go Bryan Go!
# Brandi
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:14 PM
FANTASTIC! This story has brightened my afternoon. I have been following your posts from DAY ONE and this one just brought happiness to my face. I continue to send positive thoughts and vibes your way and I know Bryan is going to continue to hang in there and exceed everyone's expectations.
# jerry lyver
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:16 PM
WOW!!..what great news for you Bryan..I still believe you will get through this..and I now know the power of positive thinking by so many others is definately helping..
Good Luck,
get well soon..
jerry lyver
# donna
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:17 PM
that is fantastic news. keep up the good work Bryan.
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:18 PM
That is fantastic news. Keep up the good work Bryan. God Bless to you and your family
# Lynda W. Land
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:18 PM
Well all-RIGHT! Bryan the seester-kissing bandit! I have a feeling that Erin, you'll get your share of kisses soon enough, and he isn't going to stop there-He is fighting hard, and coming along so well...I am grinning from ear to ear. LOVE this news!!! And don't worry, I won't be able to get a mental image of Bryan singing Don't Stop Believin' at a karayoke place out of my head anytime soon-Gave me the biggest smile I've had this week! Sending more white healing light and prayers and love for all a'y'all~ Lynda in Virginia
# Molly
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:19 PM
Thats is wonderful news. Prayers and good thoughts are coming his way!
# Sue Carlson
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:22 PM
Had a great time at the fundraiser for Bryan this weekend in Angels Camp. Poker Run was amazing. I sent pics for the family hope to see them on the site. Glad your doing better Bryan and showing the signs we are all waiting to see!!

Have a great day Stow family!

Sue Carlson
# Teri
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:24 PM
......Ohhhh, a KISS! That is the sweeeeetest thing EVER! ❤

Wow! A classy guy, even in a near coma! You can't fake that kind of spirit!!!

✰ RAWK ON BRYAN!!!!! ✰
# Mona
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:26 PM
Lol to Bryan, "the seester kissing bandit;" I love it. What awesome news that also made my day. Count me in as a Bryan Believer. Love and hug to all of you.
# Paige
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:29 PM
Hey Bryan, I'm a Medic in CoCo, and I'm a friend of Megan and Bradford. I've contributed a few times through the website, and I've been keeping up on the news. I really happy to hear the progress you've made, and just want you to know everyone is still pulling for you and your family. There've been more than a few setbacks and heartbreaks through all this, but sounds like you're still fighting. Keep it up.
# Susan
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:31 PM
Way to go!!! This is getting more positive!!! YEA!! Patience is a virtue.. Prayers to The Stow Family!♥♥♥♥
# Janna
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:35 PM
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
The best news ever!!! Every time I read the good news I get chills!!! Thanks so much for being so open about Bryan's condition! I will never stop believing or praying! Together we are GIANT! Hugs and Kisses to Bryan and the Stow family. Can't wait to see Bryan at AT&T park...throwing out the 1st pitch and getting a standing ovation! I know it will happen sooner rather than later! I BELIEVE!!!
# Denise
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:35 PM
My 1st time writing but ALWAYS checking in and reading and had to say this update just make me smile and cry !! I am SO happy for the family... what GREAT news to see Bryan so responsive !!!! AWESOME news ... you can't keep a good man down, NEVER stop believing !!!! Thanks for always taking the time to keep us updated on Bryan's condition... It can't be easy to have to worry about all of us when your own family is going thru this, but it must be of comfort to know a whole bunch of outsiders are caring and praying everyday !! God Bless you all !!!
# Freddie
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:42 PM
This is fantastic and great news about Bryan and all of the progress he is making. It's funny I am here reading this and listening to the radio and you will never guess what song is playing, "Don't Stop Believing" and I along with everyone out here are never gonna stop believing until Bryan is out of the hospital with his family and especially his wonderful kids. I will continue sending good thoughts and prayers Bryan's way and to each and everyone of you. Thank your for sharing with us, I feel as if I am a part of your family and I am very proud to be....

Freddie
# Irene
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:58 PM
What wonderful news to hear that you are moving alittle...especially puckering your lips to kiss you sister...brings tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart...I am praying for you Bryan and for your whole family...God will pull you through this...I believe in Him so much that through you you are his message to believe in Miracles...what an inspiration...you can do this Sweetie...Get Well soon, your family, friends and everyone else believe in you and love you...God bless you...
# Linda
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:05 PM
OMG, I am tearing up right now. God is good! Prayers really do come true!! Goosebumps on goosebumps! Whoo Hooo!
# Linda
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:06 PM
I did not know that was your theme song when I posted it on the site this morning. Great minds.... LOL
# megan
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:08 PM
i was the first person my dad kissed after his brain injury so i know how exciting that is! looking forward to more positive updates! my love to you all!
# Shannon Lenz
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:11 PM
SO SO SO excited for all of you!!!! I bet Brian could set-up a kissing booth. I had total goosebumps reading such hopeful news. Love from Santa Cruz
# caren
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:13 PM
Just when I was getting caught up in a crazy day, I read this. Any stress I was feeling was replaced with a huge smile on my face and in my heart! Don't stop believin!!!
# a fan
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:21 PM
Read this with tears in my eyes ~ tears of joy! Thanks for the update, will keep looking for them and praying for you all, especially Bryan's continued progress and definitely Don't Stop Believing!!
# Liz
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:28 PM
Crying my eyes out while reading this last update! I am so FREAKIN' happy for him and the family!!! My son is a fire-fighter/paramedic, we are all huge Giants fans, this hits close to home for our family, and we are ecstatic about this latest news! We all continue to say prayers, and will everyday! Keep kissing everyday, and with that I'm going to go kiss my son right now!!! Keep up the great work Bryan, you got this! Can't wait to see you and the family at the ballpark again! With much love and hope, Liz (in Santa Cruz, Ca.) GO GIANTS!!!
# Bella
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:35 PM
We will NEVER stop believing, we have faith that Bryan will get through this, and look forward to the biggest welcome home party at AT&T park ever!!! Love, hope and prayers everyday! From friends (old and new) in Santa Cruz.
# Vonda
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:37 PM
Yea!!! Continued prayers from us : ).
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:40 PM
Yipeeeeee! What great news!!! Getting closer to taking off this bracelet everyday, Bryan!! God is so good!!!
# Mimi G
Monday, August 08, 2011 6:57 PM
Wow! This is the first time that I'm commenting as well!!! The post from the girls brought tears to my eyes. I will continue to pray for continued improvement from B until the day he's back with his family!!!
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:11 PM
I have never stopped believing! In God, or in Bryan! God, please bless these Dr.'s who have attended to Bryan all these months. Please bless the Dr.'s in LA, as well as in SF. And please continue to bless Bryan and his family, and heal him to full recovery, so he can THROW OUT THAT FIRST PITCH! Go Bryan!
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:21 PM
Keeping you all in my daily thoughts. I'm glad to hear Bryan is responding. :-)
# Barbara Adney
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:21 PM
Although I have only posted once, I too read everyday your updates and everyones resposes to them. Today I had to post...As I read your update the tears came. I am so very excited to hear this news and will continue to keep you all in my prayers. keep up the great work Bryan and family, stay strong. You are an amazing family and inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing so openly with us the joy the pain and everything else that you have gone through on this journey. Can't wait to meet you all someday.
Barb from Santa Cruz
# Christina
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:24 PM
Such fantastic news! This absolutely brought tears to my eyes. From one Giants fan to another, we never stopped believing in our team and I will never stop believing in Bryan. I will continue to send good thoughts to Bryan and your family.
# Wendy
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:36 PM
That's so exciting! Love the sibling side notes!
# Gerry
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:36 PM
Ya gotta believe!
# Sonya
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:37 PM
This is such a sweet story, one that will be told to Bryan soon! I have so much faith that with this much love and support, Bryan will continue this amazing recovery. Love to you all!
# robin
Monday, August 08, 2011 7:54 PM
Awesome, awesome news. So good to hear. He is one tough cookie. You must all be on cloud 9+. He is very fortunate to have such a wonderful, caring, supportive family and so very many supportive, caring friends. Bless each and everyone of you angels.
# Catherine from SF
Monday, August 08, 2011 8:31 PM
We have never stopped believing on the "5 Minutes In Honor of Bryan Stow" site on Facebook. Our group is growing, it seems, everyday!!!! We are celebrating this wonderful news. We are keeping Bryan in our hearts and prayers every second of everyday. We never stop. Come join us on FB! We pray for Bryan, the friends of Bryan, the family and for the group itself. We are The Bryan Brigade!
# kim
Monday, August 08, 2011 8:56 PM
So Happy to hear the great news!!!
# suzanne
Monday, August 08, 2011 8:58 PM
Wow... that's such awesome news.

Our family went thru something similar, last year, with our middle son. Our Brian was even at the same neuro center @ UCSF. They are amazing.
My son's condition doesn't compare with all that Bryan has been thru.... not in the least, however, I know what it feels like to experience every positive thing, as well as every negative thing that they do on a daily basis.

Bryan is in there.... the prayer are working... there's just no doubt about that. What happening now is out of the hands of mere mortals... and in the arms of a much higher power.

To a perfect healing, Bryan... with love... from a mother who has been there.

# Lorise
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:01 PM
I don't know Bryan, or any of the family. But I check this page everyday and evening just waiting to here of any progress Bryan might have that day. In a world with so much sorrow, I am smiling at this wonderful news. I wish Bryan all the support and well wishes I can possible send and I bless his family for being there for him in shuch an unselfish way. God bless Bryan and the whiole family.
# Julie
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:02 PM
SO HAPPY to hear this news!!! Faith, love and hope abide!
# Stephanie Cozad-Quagliana
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:06 PM
WONDERFUL NEWS!!! Love especially the side notes from Bonnie and Erin, kissing your brother does sound funny, but in this case, it just gives me goose bumps of joy! YAY Bryan and thanks to his precious family that I only knew for a short time but love dearly and feel for what you are going to. I was raised catholic, but now attend a Christian church and I pray daily for Bryan and his family. Thank you for all of your special updates!
Steph
# Tina Dahl
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:18 PM
What great news Stow family! Don't Stop Believin' and NEVER GIVE UP! I check this site every day and continue to send my love, strength, prayers and support to all of you. Tyler and Tabitha: a special note to you two to stay strong! Love, from Forest Ranch, CA. Tina Dahl
# Angie Wiedemann
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:20 PM
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news! Bonnie and Erin, I laugh and cry reading your side notes!
# Kara
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:37 PM
You go, Bryan! Never stopped believing.
# Lucy Bryce
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:48 PM
This is so uplifting to everyone who is praying for Brian and his family, especaily me. So excited to hear of the progress he's making and just remember this is because of you the family that aren't "giving up" even in the beginning when the outlook was grim. Goes to show that all prayers are answered in God's time, all things are done in HIS time, HE'S got Brian in his arms and going thru this with all of you. I think all the prayers are doing their magic and helping with Brians progress. Lets not stop praying just because he's doing all these things. The power of prayer is great. Thank you Father God for taking such good care of Brian and giving his family lots of hope...amen
# Rose
Monday, August 08, 2011 10:00 PM
smiling here! good news. I've included in nearly all my posts "I Believe" ... and I still do. And so do many others. Love & Light
# Erin Livingston
Monday, August 08, 2011 10:57 PM
I am always reading up on his current status and I really think you all have made us a part of your family...I am excited when you are and it seems when you have rough days, we feel it with you. Keep strong and keep those updates coming! Bryan now has a bigger family than anyone I know, and we'll all be there for support!Lots of love from the Livingstons!
# Jeannie Proulx
Monday, August 08, 2011 11:35 PM
AWESOME...AWESOME...AWESOME...Great update! Keep those kisses flowing!

Always believin'

Jeannie
# Beth
Monday, August 08, 2011 11:53 PM
I got the chills reading this ......so happy for the progress
# Kristi Broman
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:06 AM
I cried HAPPY TEARS reading this update! I'm so happy for the Stow family. Most of all, for BRYAN!!
I will continue to PRAY for a STOW MIRACLE! :-)
Get well SOON Bryan!
Your fellow Dallas Cowboys fans/friends can't wait to watch another game with you!
# heather
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:16 AM
Wake up Bryan! Wake up! Your family needs your strength..come on..wakes up!
# laura ❤
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:32 AM
Way to go Bry! I knew you can do. You are on your way back. You are trap in this shell waiting to burst out. Once your medical team figures out all your needs and and at what dose I know you are going to be give a lot more women kiss then your sweet sisters :)
Bonnie and Erin there are a lot of women that are jealous that you are kissing him ;) Give one from me. And as always your family is in our prayer and thoughts. Bry you can do this we BELIEVE IN YOU! I know in time you will be heal.
We love you and want the very best for you and your family.
keep puckering up and giving the kiss out you are one sweet man. all joking aside the love your family shares is AMAZING
# laura ❤
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:36 AM
Stow family ,,,, I'm not that computer literate
I learn today that caps means I am yelling.. Well I am not .. I am only trying to stress a point. So forgive me on that, However if you ever meet me I am kinda of loud -lol
# maggie merritt
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 1:35 AM
i love the news! i hope that the sisters kissing Bryan will become a favorite family story and that you girls tease him senseless!!!! think of the fun you can have with his future dates? God is Great!!! hugs and prayers for all of you!
# ryan leighton
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 2:54 AM
Bry we will never stop believing in you! God bless you, your family, and all of those who are supporting/praying for you.
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# Donna
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 3:30 AM
This is wonderful new for you Bryan and your family. Always praying for your miracle. May God healing power be with you, give you and the family strength until you come home. God speed Bryan!
# deb
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 4:09 AM
WOW. After having a really hard day at Dominican, what nice news to see when I get home. It sounds like Bryan is doing great. He has a wonderful family supporting him and it makes all the difference. You treated him as if he could hear you and I'm sure he could. Much love to you all.
# Rick
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 4:18 AM
I was so happy to see that Bryan is more responsive since the drain was out in. I got a good laugh and cry out of the part about kissing bonnie.

I keep on believing that someday Bryan will be throwing out the first pitch at AT&T.
# Pamela
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 7:18 AM
This is great news, and it is nice to see the humor from Bonnie and Erin about kissing their brother. Having a brother I laughed. Sending well wishes and love to Bryan and his family.
# Claussen's Corner
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:39 AM
We have never stopped "believing" and continue to think about you and your family every day. Happy to hear about the improvement and looking forward to hearing the next round of good news!!
With love,
Claussen's Corner
Angels Camp
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 10:17 AM
Good morning Bryan,
I haven't been here for a while BUT I have continued to pray AND BELIEVE that you are completely and totally healed Bryan!!! God is so GOOD!! What EXCITING NEWS to hear, but then, I knew God would come through for you! I love the side notes from your "seesters"! Just remember that we are here for you and Jesus is carrying you right now. One of these days he will put you down so that you can walk next to him. There will be many people standing in line waiting for a kiss from you! Continue to listen to his whispering words of love and healing to you. We love you Bry!! Love to your family too!! Love
# Jo
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 10:57 AM
Wonderful news! Never stop believing in miracles!
# Gina
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 11:44 AM
SSSoooo!!!! SSSooo!!! Happy to read this latest post!!! I to laughed & had my eyes tear while reading the kissing part!!!! Continued prayers to Bryan & his family!!!! Looking forward to more positive & encouraging news on Bryan's progress!!! Love from a concerned reader.
# Lisa Torres
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 11:58 AM
I'm so happy to hear the great news about Bryan. I wish I was there to kiss him also, but I'll just leave that for the ones that are really close to Bryan! Sending my love, prayers and positive thoughts to your family and Bryan! He's is a fighter and fighters come out on top!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:09 PM
Oh my gosh!!! That is SO exciting! Yes, Yes, Yes! Don't stop believing!! I am so happy for you guys! You must have been over the moon to see that. I opened this today, and now have the hugest smile of possibility on my face.

Kisses of any sort, even between bro and sis :o) So wonderful ;o)

Happy Day to you ALL!!
# Linda
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:42 PM
bGREAT NEWS! So happy to hear that things are looking up. I have written to you often, and I always try to remind you that patience is a virtue. The Lord rewards virtuous acts. I feel that we are being rewarded by the alertness of bryan. Hopefully this is just the beginning. My prayers and love are always with you and bryan. I have a brother that I could not ever imagine I would kiss him on the lips ever. Hopefully it will never have to come to that, but you keep on giving hugs and kisses to bryan. Thank you for the best news yet, and take a few minutes to thank the Lord for his hand in all this.
Love and prayers,
Linda
# Kandy
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 1:10 PM
I am so happy for you guys right now I was actually tearing up and had butterflies while reading your latest update! I have never met any of you but I am so excited and happy for the progress! Keep up the hard work it is sooooo worth it!!!!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 1:18 PM
I just blogged on Bryan I called it "Kisses from Heaven" this is wonderful! The lumbar shows that pressure is what is holding him back ...At least I think... I'm sure he needs to heal alot still too... But movement is such a great sign and responding to you all!!!

# ChaseK
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 3:25 PM
What an awesome god we serve. I dont kno any of u but my church and i have been praying for bryan and his family. Everytime i think about bryan my heart burns with such a passion for him and i know that gods hand is in this and that he is healing bryan as i speak. i will not stop praying for bryan and his family, god bless u all and keep praying, and keep faith. My god can do anything, all you gotta do is ask and have faith that he will do it. His word says...."ask and you shall receive"....god bless!
# Sue
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 4:49 PM
Yes! Great news!!! Earlier this year our community lost one of our high school athletes to a car accident; his motto was "Never Back Down". If you drive through our community, the "Never Back Down" signs can be seen on front lawns. Don't Stop Believing and "Never Back Down"!
# Mary Camera
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 5:48 PM
Praise God for liistening to our prayers. (typing through the tear drops!!)
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 7:25 PM
I have been keeping track of Bryans condition since I heard of it. Im'm rooting for you Bryan!!! Im soo glad about this news news that I'm tearing up as I read it! Great uplifting true event!! Love it! I keep praying and to the family....my heart goes out to you for staying soo very strong throughout this whole ordeal. I have felt your pain as my brother has had a heart condition his whole life that has kept him in the hospital for months at a time. Keep up the faith...because all of us together man....God has heard our cry! Come back to us Giants fan!!! Cant wait to see you at the field again!!! lots of love and prayers to you, Bryan, your family...and especially your children. God Bless!
# Jessica
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 7:46 PM
I have been following Bryan's condition since the beginning but this is the first time I have written a comment. I was so happy it brought tears to my eyes to read about his recent improvements. My heart goes out to the family and friends who haven't stopped believing. My urge to express my feelings now may be because I have recently had two surgeries (ACL Reconstruction and Tonsillectomy) and now have an understanding of how important it is to feel love and support. I want Bryan and his family to know there are many many more people out there who have also not stopped believing!
# lorraine
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:20 PM
hi stow family, what great news!! my family will continue to look for updates on bryan's progress. give him a big kiss from all his supporters. we will contiue to pray for you all.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:40 PM
Hi Stow Family! I've followed Bryan's progress from the beginning but have never left a comment until today. My brother was in a very bad car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down permanently. I remember spending time at his bedside when he was in a medically induced coma for over a month. When I finally saw him open his eyes for the first time it was the most amazing feeling. I pray that you and all of those that love Bryan will have that amazing day come to you soon. Sending all my love and best wishes your way. Keep up the progress Bryan!!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:40 PM
I heard Ann talk on the radio with Bill Carroll today about Bry's recent progress and I still have goose-bumps of joy!!!!!!

Love and prayers continue!!...Deb
# maggie
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:41 PM
GI just want to say God bless the Stows, especially the Seesters and Bryan! I feel like I know you guys. I have always felt very positive about his future, you guys are so awesome with him. Your family has brought together a kind of unity to many people across the world. Much love and prayers to stay strong comming your way from me!
# Darlynn
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 10:03 PM
I have been following Bryan's story from the start. I hope and pray everyday that he gets stronger. I know he will be whole again. I will never stop having faith. I really feel in my heart that Bryan will recover and I really appreicate you keeping us up to date on his recovery. We are all rooting for him. Stay strong!!
# Ruthann
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 10:33 PM
Brain: I don't know you but we are praying for you and May the Lord pour out his healing upon you and may you grow stronger each day. God Bless you and keep you in his arms.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 7:50 AM
Hi Bryan,

This is the first time I am writing a comment, but like others I've been following this story from the start. I am so happy to hear you is doing better. Our heart and prayers are with you. I'm you are getting your strength from the positive energy around you...keep up the awesome work!

My family lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cheers,
Tom
# Angie
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 9:33 AM
AWESOME news!! I was soooo hoping and praying for good news when I came to this site today and am crying happy tears for the words that I have just read!! Bryan, none of us has stopped believing!!! I will continue to pray for his healing!! God please continue to touch Bryan and bring him back to us more every day!! Much love to the Stow family!!

Angie
Raleigh, NC
# Jon
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 2:41 PM
Keep fightin Bryan. Nothing but support for you here in San Diego.
# Derek
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:17 PM
This is wonderful news for Bryan and his family! Keep it going Bryan! We'll continue to pray for continued progress and recovery. Texas Ranger nation is pulling for you.

Derek
# Judy
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 9:11 PM
I am so so very happy to hear of the great progress that Bryan is making. This is such a wonderful blessing! I will continue to pray.God bless you all!
# Whitney
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 9:24 PM
What incredible news!! Don't stop believing!!
# Maureen
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:39 PM
Dear Bryan and family,

What a beautiful and loving family you all are.

I will keep you all in my prayers...I was wondering how Bryan is doing...and it is good news I see on this web page...it warms my heart.

Bryan has a warriors spirit! I know God will continue to Bless Bryan...I will not stop Believing!
If God is with us, who can be against us...

May our Lord comfort you all in this trying time...

Many Blessings to you all and more to Bryan~
Please know much love and prayers are coming you way...

PS I have a brother named Bryan too and with the same spelling : )

Hugs,
~Maureen
# Mercedes
Thursday, August 11, 2011 1:22 AM
Bryan,
I have faith in you my friend...Though I've never met you I feel like I know you will soon be smiling with your family and friends again! There is a reason that you're hanging in there your life will continue! I have always kept you in my thoughts and prayers. My son works for the SF Giants and I know you are always in their thoughts...They can't wait to see you throw a BB out there on the home field

Blessings,
**~~
** ~~Merci~~ **
# Chad
Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:08 PM
Have a GREAT trip to LA. No doubt you'll get to see many of the friends you made while down there this spring. Robyn and I send you our love, and constant prayers for Bryan. Apparently he's just taking his time and doing this on his own schedule!
# Shari
Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:21 PM
What fantastic news! Prayers still heading your way every day.
# LV
Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:29 PM
GREAT NEWS!!

Keep up the great work B! Remember, like I said on my previous post, get better soon so you can come down to Sacramento and we'll throw you one heck of a party!! :)

Pinky swear :)
# Nicole
Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:33 PM
I am sooooo happy he's recovering from this terrible event. Peace, Love and Positive Energy to Bryan and family!
# Elaine Chavarria
Monday, August 15, 2011 2:21 PM
Still HOPING, still PRAYING and most of all still BELIEVING, that one day soon Bryan's miracle will happen.............all in due time! Hang in there Stow's!


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