Corona, CA: Paramedics to aid beaten Giants fan

Riverside County paramedics and emergency medical technicians are joining up with The Hot Dog Shoppe in Corona to help raise money for Santa Cruz paramedic Bryan Stow, who was severely injured in an attack after a Dodgers game more than a month ago. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., May 19 at the restaurant, 510 Hidden Valley Parkway, Suite 104, Corona.

The paramedics and emergency medical technicians will be collecting donations and the restaurant will donate 25 percent of the proceeds from the day to help pay for Stow's medical expenses and for expenses of family members while they stay in Southern California to be near him. Stow, a 42-year-old father of two, was severely injured in a beating after a Dodgers game on March 31. He is still at the USC Medical Center, where he has been in a medically induced coma. Doctors are slowly attempting to bring him out of that coma.

EMS Employees in Riverside County decided to put together the fundraiser to show their support for Stow, who also is a paramedic. He worked for AMR in the Santa Cruz area. This event is on the Thursday of their national EMS week. They are dedicating this day to Stow.

"We will be asking people to help fill the boot with donations to help Bryan and his family," said Laury Mattenson, one of the organizers of the event. They also encourage the public to make donations through the website

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