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Bryan Stow Holds Anti-Bullying Event for San Mateo High School Students

Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten outside the Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles in 2011, addressed an auditorium full of students at Hillsdale High in San Mateo, talking about the impact bullying had on his life.

Stow currently travels around the Bay Area, preaching the message of anti-bullying.

"Bullies destroyed my life, bullies destroyed my family," said Stow, who walked to the podium using crutches.

The event was the 12th anti-bullying speaking event for Stow in the past year.

Stow spoke to about 200 ninth and tenth graders at the schools Little Theater. Hillsdale High School councilor Rebecca Bucher is Stow’s cousin.

Anthony Venezia is a sophomore at the school and feels a personal connection to Stow, not only as a fellow Giants fan but also as someone who's been targeted before.

After hearing Stow's speech he plans to follow his advice.

“In my words, kill them with kindness and treat them the way you want to be treated,” he said.

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