Family members concerned about beaten Giants fan

April 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Bay Area Giants fan remains in critical condition in Los Angeles after he was savagely beaten leaving the Giants-Dodgers game Thursday night. Bryan Stow, 42, is in a medically induced coma. ABC7 spoke to family members about how his ordeal is impacting them.

"I pray every day, every minute of every day, that they find the cowards that did this," said Stow's former wife Jacque Kain.

Kain cares deeply about Stow and they remain good friends. They also share custody of their two children: 12-year-old Tyler and 8-year-old Tabitha.

"Each of them break down at different times. Their biggest fear is their father won't remember them, and obviously if the unthinkable happens, they both want to go down and see him," said Kain.

Los Angeles police are still investigating why the two suspects, between 18 and 25 years old, attacked Stow from behind. He fell to the ground and was hit repeatedly in the head and body. Stow is now in an induced coma and has had part of his skull removed due to swelling of the brain. Other Giants fans say the mood at Dodger stadium disturbs them.

"It's disgusting how some people behave. We were talking on our way here. We've been doing this now for four seasons, and this season? it's a lot rowdier, for sure it is. People have no sportsmanship at all," said Giants fan Erin Lee.

Stow is a paramedic in Santa Clara County. His former wife says he avoids confrontation and believes he was trying to walk away from any derogatory comments about being a Giants fan. For now, his son and daughter are doing their best to keep occupied with everyday activities, but are aware of his critical condition.

"Tabitha has played two softball games since this happened and has dedicated both games to her dad," said Kain. "Tyler takes up his time with his little brother and tries to stay busy and keep their minds busy."

The family hopes the suspects will be identified and arrested. They also wait for hopeful news about Stow's condition.

"I believe firmly he knows he's got two children. He knows that he has to be a father to them, and I think he's going to pull through," said Kain.

Police in Los Angeles say a surveillance tape hasn't produced any leads, but there were potential witnesses as fans left the game Thursday night.

An L.A. County supervisor has put up a $10,000 reward for information and in the Bay Area, a fund has been set up to help pay for stow's medical bills.

Police released composite sketches of the two suspects, who were wearing Dodgers clothing.

**Donations for Bryan Stow's medical bills are now being accepted at banks and online. Any bank listed at www.cuswirl.com also will accept donations under account No. 118881.
CommonWealth Central Credit Union: Account No. 118881
PayPal: stowdonations@gmail.com

BBQ Fundraiser for Bryan Stow:
Wednesday, April 6, Noon-8 p.m.
Location: American Medical Response
1670 Las Plumas Ave.
San Jose

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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