Major progress in the recovery of injured Giants fan Bryan Stow was being reported Monday night, including a shining moment that stow himself described as "magical."
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Major progress in the recovery of injured Giants fanBryan Stow was being reported Monday night, including a shining moment that stow himself described as "magical."
The future is definitely looking brighter for Stow. The latest update on his family's website said the beaten Giants fan is now saying "hi" and "bye" to people, recognizing faces and remembering names.
His friends in the Bay Area are overjoyed.
"I can't believe it, but I'm happy," said Ailyn Risch, one of Stow’s co-workers. "I'm happy for his family. I'm happy for us."
This week, stow left his hospital room for the first time in 6 months. His family said he was brought outside to a secluded patio area where he soaked up the sun.
Stow's family said he closed his eyes and stared up into the sky. When someone asked him how it felt to be outside, he simply said "It's magical."
It was an inspiring moment for his family and friends.
"It's magical for us to read about it," said Risch. "It's magical for us to see him go through it and we think it's great."
At the San Jose AMR office where Stow works as a paramedic, they have his gear ready to go. After the latest news, co-worker Virginia Jones was more optimistic than ever.
"We always were hoping he would wake up and be able to talk and do the things he did before and, hopefully, someday come back to work," explained Jones.
"He's got to come back and help all those people who've been helping him," said Risch.
The Stow family said he's also joking with hospital staff and blowing kisses to his children.
Even though doctor's said their patient is not in the clear yet, the latest progress in Stow’s has been another sign of hope and promise.
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