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Ritchie’s recovery

Man gaybashed at Fountainhead wants his life back

It’s been almost two years since Ritchie Dowrey was gaybashed at The Fountainhead Pub on Davie St. Almost two years since an unprovoked punch sent him crashing to the floor, shifting his brain in his skull.

Dowrey still struggles to speak, walk and remember his life.

His attacker, Shawn Woodward, was sentenced to six years in prison in November 2010, his assault designated a hate crime.

Xtra travelled to Langley, BC, to visit Dowrey, then brought him back to The Fountainhead for a day he won’t soon forget.

Video produced by Angelina Cantada and Robin Perelle.