On Tuesday morning, after six grueling months, Bryan Stow was finally released from the hospital and transferred to an unnamed rehabilitation center, according to CBS.
"It has really been a roller coaster with Bryan," said Dr. Geoff Manley of San Francisco General Hospital at a news conference on Tuesday. "He's making dramatic progress."
On March 31, Stow was rushed to the emergency room after sustaining a severe beating outside of Dodger stadium after a Giants game. He suffered traumatic brain injury has been in the hospital since.
But now, family, friends and fans have been stunned by Stow's miraculous progress. According to the family's blog, Giants manager Bruce Bochy visited Stow in the hospital on Saturday and talked to him for about 45 minutes, telling Stow that he wanted him to come out for spring training. When Bochy left, Stow quietly called out, "Bye, I love you," and Bochy replied, "I love you, too!"
Then on Sunday, Stow's favorite band, Queensryche, came to visit after playing a show at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom. Stow asked the band to dedicate a song to him at the next show. The band members agreed, and played their hit "Jet City Woman" for Stow a few days later.
Upon Stow's release, doctors warned that Stow still had a long road of recovery ahead of him, but the Stow family remains hopeful. According to the blog, when Stow's sisters told him that thousands of people were looking forward to him throwing out the first pitch at a Giants game next season, Stow smiled and said, "I'm there."