Edward Gryn, Scion?

Bluff, good natured, and built like the Aryan quarterback from Hell, Edward Gryn was ambushed and blinded by the creature known as Eve outside of Tulane Hospital, New Orleans. He died shortly afterward, only to have his body taken by a group claiming to be from the "Badescu Institute". They took his remains to a graveyard where they met with Piotr Badescu himself, who used his power to re-animate Edward as a sentient "zombie" of sorts. He has since returned to the group and resumed his guardianship of Alice Rose.