New photos released of Rep. Giffords shows she looks great!

Posted by: ST on June 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

This is fantastic to read/see:

The office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords released two pictures of a smiling Ms. Giffords, taken four months after she was shot in the head at an event to meet constituents near Tucson, Ariz. The pictures were taken May 17 at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, and posted to her Facebook page this morning.

The Facebook post notes that the photographs were taken a day after the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour with Ms. Giffords’s husband, Commander Mark Kelly, aboard, and a day before she underwent surgery to replace a portion of her skull.


Last week, Ms. Giffords’s chief of staff, Pia Carusone, said the congresswoman struggles to communicate and may not be able to run for re-election. Ms. Giffords uses gestures and facial expressions to communicate basic needs but “when it comes to bigger and more complex thought that requires words, that’s where she’s had the trouble,” Ms. Carusone said in an extensive interview with the Arizona Republic.

And strong thoughts and prayers go out to Rep. Giffords for continued progress in her recovery. She looks wonderful!

Rep. Giffords

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D., Ariz.) smiles with her mother, Gloria Giffords, on May 17 at a rehabilitation hospital in Houston. (AP Photo/Giffords Campaign – P.K. Weis)

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2 Responses to “New photos released of Rep. Giffords shows she looks great!”


  1. Old Goat says:

    Politics aside, it is horrendous what happened to her. I might not agree with the politics she supported, but never would rejoice at seeing her life destroyed or altered in any way other than her being out of her elected role.

    It is good to see that she is recovering, but it there is a long road ahead. My prayers go to her and family.

  2. kx59 says:

    I don’t agree with her politics either, but I am relieved to see that she is doing so well. What a horrible random catastrophic event to happen to someone.