Michael Franti touched by the sad story of Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic, father of two and local San Francisco Giants fan who was wearing the team’s shirt and walking with his family was randomly beaten at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium after the opening game. Stow shows signs of brain damage and remains in critical condition and in a coma after he sustained a severe skull fracture and bruising to his brain’s frontal lobes, said Dr. Gabriel Zada, a neurosurgeon.
This act of random, unprovoked violence has stirred Franti to drive a campaign to help the family and will partner with local Bay Area radio station KFOG asking people to donate to Bryan Stow Family Foundation-A fund to defray medical costs and travel expenses for Stow’s family established by his employer/AMR (PARAMEDIC).
Michael Franti recently recorded a live version of his song. Say Hey (I Love You) during a private listener party at CUMULUS Triple A KFOG/SAN FRANCISCO in honor of STOW. FRANTI has made the song available on his website for download and is asking for a donation to help out the STOW.
FRANTI said on his website, My heart goes out to BRYAN STOW and his family. As a long-time Giant’s fan, the Dodgers have always been our rival, but never our enemy. I hope that this act of senseless violence can serve as a reminder to all of us that baseball is a game of fun and passion and that this tragedy brings out the best in both of our communities.
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Lately Michael Franti and the Spearheads have also been working very closely with the Japan Red Cross disaster relief campaign, auctioning personal items to raise money for recovering families along the Japan coast. The first phase of auctioning runs until April 15th, while a second phase begins April 11th-21st.