Aide: Time Nearing for Giffords’ Hospital Release
Representative Gabrielle Giffords is a walking miracle. She was the target of a deranged young man, Jared Loughner, who killed 6 people and injuring 13 others. Despite being shot on the left side of her head, she survived.
We have watched her progress from days after the shooting. Her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, an astronaut boarded the Space Shuttle Endeavour launch for his final flight on May 16. Gabrielle was well enough to watch the lift off in Houston.
Now, she may be released from the hospital in early July. Amazing considering the shooting happened on January 8th. The fact that she is alive is a miracle, but her speed of recovery may be even more so. Of course, she will continue rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy. The injury was to the part of the brain that controls speech and communication.
Looking at the photos that were released today was heart-warming. She is able to smile in spite of what happened to her. Doctors and therapists are concentrating on helping her “live with a new normal.” Whatever that is, I’m sure she’ll be fine. The optimism and happiness that is radiating from her will help tremendously in the days ahead.
June 13th, 2011 at 2:17 AM
A feel good story of the year…..I wish her well
June 13th, 2011 at 9:04 AM
It really is. So many tragedies this year. She is a bright light.
June 13th, 2011 at 4:48 AM
Her strength and courage are inspiring. She gives hope to a lot of people in the same situation.
June 13th, 2011 at 9:06 AM
Yes! The hope is important – showing people recovering from a brain injury that the therapy is worth it.
June 13th, 2011 at 5:28 AM
A wonderful story and one that even some Republicans can silently cheer. I hope her speech comes around.
June 13th, 2011 at 9:07 AM
Me too. That would be awesome. She’s doing great – being able to form at least small sentences.
June 14th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
If they really feel they have to cheer it silently, God help them. Everyone should be able to loudly express a kind thought for her, regardless of party ………that is, after all, What Jesus Would Do.
June 14th, 2011 at 8:59 AM
Thank you! This transcends party.
June 13th, 2011 at 10:14 AM
Too many people are done wrong by the lunatics and villains of this world so when you read something like this it is inspiring. I hope and pray that she continues to heal.
June 13th, 2011 at 11:59 AM
It’s awesome to read some good news for a change, you know?