Bryan Stow writes his name

November 3, 2011, 4:01 pm
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The progress for Giants fan Bryan Stow is equal parts dramatic and incremental. The latest heartening development took place this week when he wrote his name.

"This picture speaks volumes and we are so proud of him," the family wrote.

Stow's family posted the photo of his writing on the official family website, , as further evidence of his rehabilitation from injuries sustained in a March 31 assault on Opening Day at Dodgers Stadium.

Stow has been undergoing up to three hours of physical and occupational therapy daily since being released from San Francisco General Hospital last month.

Recent improvements in his condition include being able to stay in his wheelchair for extended periods of time, which allows him to go outside. He has been reading as part of his speech therapy, which the family says has been one of the high points of his recovery, as well as working on basic math skills.

The men accused of attacking Stow -- Marvin Norwood, 30, and Louis Sanchez, 29 -- are charged with mayhem, assault and battery in the attack on Stow. They are next scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on Nov. 4.

Prosecutors contend that Sanchez hit two of Stow's friends before chasing down Stow and punching him from behind in the side of his head. Both men have entered not guilty pleas and remain in custody.