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June 25, 2013

Bryan Stow still facing challenges in recovery

The Bakersfield Californian

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.  — When Bryan Stow's family considered where their critically injured son and brother would receive therapy, Bakersfield was not at the top of their list.

"Before we had even gone there we basically said, 'That's not going to happen, it's way too far,'" said Bonnie Stow, one of Bryan's sisters.

Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan, suffered major injury to the frontal lobe of his brain after he was beaten at Dodgers Stadium in March 2011. Stow worked as a paramedic in Santa Cruz County before the beating and his family lives in the Bay area; The Centre for Neuro Skills, a post-acute brain injury rehabilitation facility with main offices in Bakersfield, seemed too far away from his family for treatment.

Full story: Injured Giants fan's sister reflects on time in Bakersfield, challenges ahead