Bryan Stow was on his way home after watching an opening day game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011 when two men assaulted him in the parking lot and beat him, putting him into a coma.
Now, more than two years later, Stow can finally go home.
The Giants fan has been hospitalized ever since suffering the brutal beating, moving from a hospital to a rehabilitation center. His family announced on their website Wednesday that Stow will come to live with them after their insurance will no longer pay for his care.
Bryan Stow had been living at the Centre for Neuroskills in Bakersfield, a live-in rehab facility, but now will go to live with his family in the Santa Cruz area. There a team of nurses will give him round-the-clock care.
“Bryan requires 24-hour nursing care, but this is not covered by insurance,” they wrote. “So we had to hire caregivers in order to help Bryan to get up and showered in the morning, and get dressed and in bed in the evening.”
Stow struggles with memory problems and pain, his family said.
Two Dodgers fans are awaiting trial for the beating, facing charges of mayhem, assault, and battery for the parking lot attack. The pair — Marvin Norwood and Louis Sanchez — spoke about the beating while being held in jail in 2011.
“I socked him, jumped him and started beating him,” Sanchez is quoted in the transcript.
Sanchez then apologized to Norwood for getting him involved in the fight.
“That happens, bro,” says Norwood. “I mean, what kind of man would I have been if I hadn’t jumped in and tried to help you.”
The pair went on to discuss the case.
“It’s going to be bad, dude,” Norwood says.
“How much time do you think we are going to get?” Sanchez asks.
“A lot,” replies Norwood. “We need to come up with a good (expletive) defense.”
The family of Bryan Stow have also filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and then-owner Frank McCourt.