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Bryan Stow returns home 2 years after attack; insurance runs out

Thursday, June 13, 2013
This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his son and daughter.

This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his son and daughter. (KABC Photo / Courtesy of John Stow)

Bryan Stow, a Santa Cruz paramedic traumatically injured in an attack at Dodger Stadium in 2011, has returned home from a rehabilitation center.

Stow spent the last year at the Centre for Neuroskills in Bakersfield, a live-in rehab facility. He will now move to Santa Cruz to be cared for by his family.

The family said he could use more time at the rehab facility but Stow's insurance won't pay for it any longer. Stow will receive around-the-clock care from his family and nurses.

"We are now the ones administrating his medical care, scheduling all his appointments, and preparing all his meals," Stow's family said in a statement on their website.

Stow was beaten in a parking lot after the 2011 opening day game between the Giants and Dodgers in Los Angeles. Two Dodgers fans are awaiting trial on charges in the beating, which sparked outrage and brought stadium security changes around the state and country.

"Bryan requires 24 hour nursing care, but this is not covered by insurance," the family said on its website. "So we had to hire care givers in order to help Bryan to get up and showered in the morning, and get dressed and in bed in the evening."

They said that while Stow appears to be doing better, he has memory problems, pain and stiffness.

Stow's family said that due cuts in therapy coverage, Stow has physically experienced a big setback.

A lawsuit by Stow against the Dodgers organization and then-owner Frank McCourt is pending.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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