Tuesday, February 8, 2011

One Month Later: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband writes letter to supporters

Today marked the one year anniversary of the terrible tragedy in Tuscon, Arizona. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AR) was meeting with constituents on January 8 at a local supermarket when a gunman opened fire and shot her in the head. During the incident, 13 other people were injured and 6 people died. Rep. Giffords is now receiving rehabilitation therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX.  Her husband, Astronaut Mark Kelly marked the day by posting a update on her facebook page along with several pictures.

"It is hard to believe that only one month has passed since Gabrielle was shot. The doctors say she is recovering at lightning speed considering her injury but they aren’t kidding when they say this is a marathon process. There are encouraging signs everyday though. Gabby’s appetite is back and – even though it’s hospital food – she’s enjoying three meals a day. We can’t thank you enough for the heartfelt show of support that has come in from all around Arizona and the nation. I want the families of all the other victims and the entire Tucson community to know that Gabrielle will soon stand by your side to mourn this tragedy and learn how we can heal. In the mean time, your prayers are being heard so don’t stop." - Mark Kelly

You can visit Rep. Giffords page here and send her a note of support too. Let's continue to keep her, her husband, and all those that suffered that terrible day in our prayers.


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