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Local Paramedics Hold Fundraiser for Giants Fan



    Local Paramedics Hold Fundraiser for Giants Fan
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    Giants fan Bryan Stow.

    Local paramedics are holding a fundraiser to raise money for one of their fellow paramedics who was brutally beaten at a Dodgers game in Los Angeles two weeks ago.

    San Diego employees of American Medical Response washed cars to help raise money for Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who was attacked by two men wearing Dodgers gear at Dodgers Stadium.

    The car wash is held at AMR's local office at 8808 Balboa Ave from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. All money raised will go to Stow's family to go towards Stow's medical expenses.

    Stow's family says they do not blame Dodger fans for the attack on their loved one.

    "We would like to use this as a rallying cry to stop unnecessary violence in our greatest past-time and all other sports," said cousin John Stow. "This would be one of the greatest gifts you could give to us."

    Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic from Santa Cruz, is a huge baseball fan and had been looking forward to the game in LA for months, according to his family.

    John said his wife received a text message from his cousin during the game. "He basically said he was scared inside the stadium," said John Stow.

    Stow's doctors said he is showing signs of "brain injury and dysfunction."  A Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center neurosurgeon said he suffered a severe skull fracture and bad bruising to his frontal lobe. The doctors said even the best case has Stow facing a very long recovery process.

    The reward in the case now totals $100,000. The Los Angeles City Council approved $50,000, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $10,000 along with $25,000 from the Dodgers another $10,000 reward offered by the Giants and $5,000 from Stow's employer, American Medical Response.

    Police released composite sketches of the two suspects, who were wearing Dodgers gear.

    Police are looking for these two Dodgers fans who attacked a 41-year-old Giants fan.