Bryan Stow's friends, co-workers and even total strangers gathered at the Santa Clara American Medical Response Depot on Wednesday for an all out BBQ to raise funds for Bryan's medical bills and cover costs while the father of 2 recovers from an assault on March 30th.
FRNtv was on scene to record some videos for Bryan from his family and co-workers, somethign they can play for him to listen to, but we were also there to lend our support.
T-shirts, hats, bracelets and other fund raising items were sold, but I was blown away by the silent auction items and the current bids as of 2 pm (with 6 hours to go). The SF Giants stepped up big with items from the players, as did local San Jose Earthquakes Soccer and Sharks Hockey.
Local artisans gave what they could in the way of products and services and I even saw a 3"x3" tattoo with a bid of over $300.
The food was amazing, there were treats for the kids and there were so many different fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies represented, collecting all their names would have given me a migraine.
A pizza fund raiser the day before was sponsored by Pizza My Heart and rasied $20,000 for the Stow Fund. Here's a little bit of video Thaddeus put together today as well as a reminder of how you can donate.