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Gay Asian man in coma after brutal beating in Atlanta

Doctors performed emergency surgery on an Atlanta man who remains in a coma after being left for dead by his attack or attackers by a train track.

Instinct Magazine reports Joshua Dowd went out for a night of partying with friends on July 11, but eventually left them. His partner of four years says what happened after that remains unclear.

“Doctor said it was a blunt force object,” said Colin Kelly. “Very, very hard impact. It was enough to crack his skull and it required a portion of his skull to be cut out to allow the brain to swell.”

An update posted on a Go Fund Me for Dowd expressed some hope that a miracle can lead to recovery.

“He’s begun to respond more appropriately to stimulation, is now breathing in by himself, and has begun looking around and even blinking his eyes. We are hopeful that with continued prayers, he’s right on track for the miracle we all believe he deserves,” the post read.

It does not appear the attackers robbed Dowd as he still had his phone and debit card on him, according to Kelly. He suspects his boyfriend may be the victim of anti-Asian hate, but police have not determined a motive.

Dowd is a licensed massage therapist.

So far the Go Fund Me account for medical expenses has raised $75,000 out of its $100,000 goal.

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