Bryan Stow's treatment continues as community, celebrities contribute to cause 

Doctors working on the case of severely beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow are attempting to take him out of a medically induced coma for the third time this week, while funds raised for his recovery from community and celebrity sources continue to grow.

Stow’s skull was fractured by two men in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium following the first game of the baseball season between the Giants and Dodgers on March 31.

Following a visit from Barry Bonds last week to Stow’s Los Angeles hospital room, Charlie Sheen’s publicist announced Thursday that the embattled celebrity will donate proceeds from merchandise sales at his upcoming San Francisco show.

The “Major League” star is an avid baseball fan, and has drawn cheers for sporting the hometown ball club’s jersey in cities on his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour.



On top of the more than $400,000 that has been collected at community fundraisers, Giants ace pitcher Tim Lincecum donated $25,000 earlier this month to the 42-year-old paramedic and father of two. David Spade also donated money, according to Brian’s cousin John Stow, who said Spade didn’t want to disclose the amount.

“Celebrities are human beings, too,” John Stow said. “And I think everybody is driven by this.”
Dr. Gabriel Zada, a neurosurgeon at USC-Los Angeles County Medical Center, said doctors will wait three or four days to see how Stow responds to being taken off sedation.

Past attempts to bring him out of a coma were abandoned after Stow suffered seizures. Zada said Stow’s condition is stable, but he has definitely suffered some form of brain damage and the long-term prognosis is yet to be determined.

“We don’t know what the affects will be, and we don’t even know if he’ll wake up,” Zada said. “It’s a rough case.”

John Stow said a central website for information about fundraisers and how to donate money can be found at www.support4bryanstow.com.

dschreiber@sfexaminer.com

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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