Beaten Giants fan showing signs of improvement

Bryan Stow

April 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
There is some encouraging news on the condition of a Giants fan that was severely beaten by Dodgers fans at Dodger Stadium.

Bryan Stow's sister said he's showing some signs of improvement. His ventilator has been removed and he's breathing on his own - though he remains in a medically-induced coma. Doctors have also reduced the sedation in hopes Stow could begin waking up from the coma. The 42-year-old Santa Cruz man worked as a paramedic.

Meanwhile, a new boosted police presence has been rolled out at Dodger Stadium. Thursday night, as the Dodgers had their first home game since the attack. Police officers swarmed the stadium before the Dodgers played the St. Louis Cardinals. More lighting has also been added in the parking lots for fan safety after the game.

A $150,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of two suspects.

The effort to raise money for Bryan Stow's mounting medical costs has gotten a big boost.

San Francisco pitcher Tim Lincecum donated $25,000 Thursday. Lincecum's contribution enhances an already overwhelming outpouring of support. According to Stow's employer, American Medical Response, more than $250,000 has already been raised.

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