Injured Giants fan Bryan Stow spends Thanksgiving with family

AP file photoBryan Stow

AP file photoBryan Stow

Bryan Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a severe brain injury during an attack following the Giants season opener in Los Angeles, spent Thanksgiving with his family this year and is steadily getting better.

His family posted a photo to a Bryan Stow support page of a wheelchair-bound Stow with family members taken Thanksgiving Day.

“It has been a long time since our whole family was together on Thanksgiving and we could not feel more thankful and blessed,” read a statement released with the photo.

Updates throughout November have reported that Stow's condition has been steadily improving and that in therapy Stow is able to remember family members' names, his favorite baseball and football teams, and has been asking for sports updates.

His family said that Stow has been determined in therapy sessions, and while he can be confused and tired, he perseveres in the difficult work of recovery.

Stow was attacked following the Giants' March 31 season opener in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, and two men have been charged in the beating.

Doctors had to remove a portion of Stow's skull because of swelling in his brain and underwent several rounds of surgery to add a prosthetic bone flap to replace the removed portion of his skull.

It was months before Stow could even recognize family members, but recently has been able to answer questions, write, speak, and has been watching football on TV.

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