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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Family: Bryan Stow continuing recovery

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Relatives of the San Francisco Giants fan nearly beaten to death outside Dodger Stadium says he went outside for the first time in nearly six months as he shows more signs of improvement.

Bryan Stow's family wrote on their website that the father of two looked toward the sun Friday and said "It's magical."

Stow over the past week also made jokes, recognized family members and recalled memories from his childhood. The family says the 42-year-old paramedic speaks just a few words at a time rather than full conversations.

San Francisco General Hospital chief neurosurgeon Dr. Geoff Manley last week said doctors were encouraged by Stow's improvements but that he has far to go as he recovers from the traumatic brain injury inflicted in the March attack in Los Angeles.