Gabrielle Giffords Improving, Moving to Houston Rehab Center

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The status of Gabrielle Giffords continues to improve.

In the latest encouraging news about the Arizona Congresswoman, doctors plan on moving her to a rehab center in Houston in the very near future. This follows yesterday's significant step, as doctors took Giffords outside for the first time since the January 8 shooting.

"I saw the biggest smile she could gather," trauma surgeon Peter Rhee said of the politician's reaction to the hospital's roof deck. "We are very happy to have her enjoying the sunshine of Arizona."

Among recent improvements made by Giffords:

  • She successfully used an iPad.
  • She picked out different colored objects.
  • She moved her lips, although it's still unclear whether or not she can form words.

Mark Kelly, Gabrielle's astronaut of a husband, thinks his wife is familiar with her surroundings. At yesterday's briefing, he said: "I can just look in her eyes and tell. She is very aware of the situation."

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i have the greatist admiration for gabrielle giffords. i have followed her story from the shooting to the present. i am not a political person, but, this inforgivaeble incident lit my fire. i am her number #1 fan. i live in sc but there must be ways i can relay her ideas, beliefs, and messages. gabrielle, you are truly an inspiration and role model to all of us. i hope one day i can meet you and spread your dream.

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May God continue to restore you. God Bless. Prayers go up for you. May God give peace comfort and hope to your loved ones.

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Good Morning Hilton Hater: Thank you for the up close update on Gabrielle.

Gabrielle Giffords Biography

Gabrielle Giffords Facebook Photo Gabrielle Giffords is a Congresswoman from Arizona. She made news for a tragic reason in early 2011, as a gunman opened fire at a rally... More »
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