Bryan Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a severe brain injury during an attack following the Giants season opener in Los Angeles, spent Thanksgiving with his family this year as his condition continued to improve.
His family posted a photo to a Bryan Stow support page of a wheelchair-bound Stow with family members taken Thanksgiving Day.
"It has been a long time since our whole family was together on Thanksgiving and we could not feel more thankful and blessed," read a statement released with the photo.
Updates throughout November reported that Stow's condition had been steadily improving, and that in therapy Stow was able to remember family members' names, his favorite baseball and football teams, and has been asking for sports updates.
His family said that Stow was determined to improve in therapy sessions, and while he can be confused and tired, he perseveres in the difficult work of recovery.
Stow was attacked following the Giants' March 31 season opener in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, and two men have been charged in the beating.
Doctors had to remove a portion of Stow's skull because of swelling in his brain and underwent several rounds of surgery to add a prosthetic bone flap to replace the removed portion of his skull.
It was months before Stow could even recognize family members, but as of Saturday he was able to answer questions, write, speak, and watch football on TV.
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