Thursday, January 13, 2011

Glimmer of Hope: Rep. Giffords opens her eyes

Speaking to the country Wednesday night, President Obama shared that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had briefly opened her eyes. Surrounded by her husband and family, as well as Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the recovering Congressman opened her eye lids.

“Gabby opened her eyes for the first time. “She knows we are here. She knows we love her, and she knows we are rooting for her," stated President Obama.

Senator Gillibrand also stated, " We had been telling her that she was inspiring the country with her courage and that we couldn’t wait to take her out to pizza and a weekend away. Then after she heard our voices and the encouragement of Mark and her parents, she struggled briefly and opened her eyes for the very first time. It was a miracle to witness."


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