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Pictures Of Gabrielle Giffords Show Congresswoman Healing, Smiling

June 12, 2011

Prayers answered.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her mother Gloria

Her hair is no longer long and blonde now; it’s short and dark. But the first photos of US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords taken since she was shot in the head in January show a smiling, engaged woman with barely a trace of the physical wounds resulting from the attack that killed or injured 19 other people in Tucson, Ariz.

The photos, posted to Rep. Giffords’ Facebook page Sunday morning, are an important step in a story of private perserverance and recovery as well as public soul-searching about gun violence and political rhetoric in America today.

Those close to Giffords say that while she’s made steady improvement in her communication and other skills, there is still far to go in her rehabilitation. But for now, the photos offer a kind of proof of that rehabilitation, a relief at seeing evident progress.

  1. linda permalink
    June 13, 2011 3:37 PM

    iam glad she is ok hope she will recover fast and keep up communicating with people well good luck giffords i hope you heal fast god be with you and your family and i hope you get better soon well wishes to you giffords

  2. Susan permalink
    June 13, 2011 1:20 AM

    she’s such a tough and lady and she looks fabulous. I’m GLAD she’s doing well.

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