Injured fan Stow moves home with family
Insurance will no longer cover brain-damaged paramedic's rehab facility
Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after being beaten at Dodger Stadium, returned home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, according to The Associated Press.
Stow will now live with his family in Santa Cruz, the family said on its website Wednesday. The paramedic spent about a year at a live-in rehab facility in Bakersfield called the Centre for Neuroskills, the report said.
According to the family, Stow needed more time at the center but Stow's parents and home nurses will give him the around-the-clock care he needs because the family's insurance would no longer pay for his stay at the facility.
"Bryan requires 24 hour nursing care, but this is not covered by insurance," the family wrote 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."
Additionally, the family said although he has memory problems, pain and stiffness, Stowe appears to be doing better. They added that he has experienced a setback because of the cuts in therapy coverage.
"We do what we can at home, but he needs the five days a week that he grew accustomed to," the family wrote. "We just don't know how to get that for him."
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.
Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.