Giffords Long Road to Recovery

Gabrielle Giffords

There is hope that Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords can retrieve back her life, but the road to recovery will be ‘the hardest thing she will ever do” according to doctors. After being shot in the head in Tucson Ms. Giffords miraculously survived, and has regained consciousness. Doctors say every day she is showing signs of being more and more alert.

Dr. Gerard Francisco, the chief medical officer of TIRR Memorial Hermann rehab hospital, where Giffords is being treated, said that she is progressing nicely with therapy. Therapy today is gaining in its ability to treat and even reverse the consequences of traumatic injuries as the science becomes more sophisticated and high tech. Therefore, although it will be hard work, there is every reason to be optimistic that Garbrielle Giffords will get at least some of her life back, and with some luck, a lot of hard work and maybe some more miracles she can get all of her life back again.

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Rachel Forsythe has a B.A. in English Literature and worked as an editor for a local weekly news magazine. She is now a stay-at-home mom, raising three younger boys and two older daughters. Her favorite activities are hiking, reading, traveling, bike riding, skiing in the winter and surfing in the summer. She also loves to cook. Be in touch with Rachel at Rachel[at]sunstoneonline.com

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