After four months of recovery the first footage of Gabby has emerged as she boards a plane in Houston — such great news!
Gabrielle Giffords has proved she truly is a fighter as the Arizona Congresswomen was spotted boarding a plane in Houston on her way to Cape Canaveral for her husband Mark Kelly‘s shuttle launch! Gabby could be seen walking up the steps of the plane on her own — so amazing!
“I’ve met with her doctors, her neurosurgeon … and they’ve given us permission to take her down to the launch,” Mark, 47, the mission’s commander, told Katie Couric of CBS News in an interview set to air tonight.
Gabriele, 40, was flown to Houston for her rehab after she was shot in the head in a Jan.8 rampage in Tucson by a young gunman who killed six people and wounded 13. Suspect Jared Loughner, 22, has pleaded not guilty.
The trip to Florida would mark her first excursion since she started learning how to walk and talk again. She is singing as part of music therapy and has had visits from loved ones.
She has not been seen in the past three months but has made significant progress, according to The Arizona Republic. She’s planning to “walk a mountain” when she returned to Tucson after pushing a cart through hospital halls as therapy. She also plays bowling and indoor golf games. Her doctors say she is among the top 5% of patients recovering from her specific kind of brain injury.
People who are close to Gabriele say she the words she uses most often are: “love you” and “awesome.”
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