Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bryan Stow meets Queensryche

You’ve probably heard the Bryan Stow story.  If you haven’t, it goes like this.  Stow is a paramedic, father of two, and lifelong Giants fan who went to the opening night game at Dodger Stadium back in April to cheer for the Giants.  In the parking lot after the game, he was jumped by a couple of punks, knocked unconscious and kicked in the head while he was down on the pavement.  He sustained a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury.  He was in a coma for a couple of months, and remains hospitalized in serious condition, but he has gradually been becoming more responsive over the past several weeks.

Stow is also a music fan whose favorite band is Queensryche.  And while I’ve never personally been a fan of their music, as of today these guys have my complete respect.  Before their recent San Francisco show, the entire group came over to the hospital, gowned up, and hung out with Bryan in his hospital room for 45 minutes, talking with him, answering his questions, and promising to dedicate a song to him at their show that night.

Music heals… and Queensryche rocks.

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