This is SO remarkable! Gabby Giffords took the stage on the third day of the Democratic National Convention on July 27, only 5 years after her attempted assassination. Her strength totally blew us and the crowd away. Watch here!
Talk about a real life superwoman! After joining the stage with very little assistance from her husband, Gabby, 46, addressed the DNC in Philadelphia with poise and great spirits, where she pledged her support for presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, 66!
“In Congress, I learned a powerful lesson,” the former Democratic representative of Arizona said. “Strong women get things done.” You go girl! “Hillary is tough. Hillary is courageous. She will fight to make our families safer. In the White House, she will stand up to the gun lobby,” she continued. “That’s why I’m voting for Hillary,” she cheered as the crowd chanted along with her.
And she concluded her brief speech, with a couple of final thoughts. “Speaking is difficult for me, but come January, I want to say these two words: ‘Madame President.'” Wow! Immediately after she finished, the crowd leapt up from their seats to give Gabby a standing ovation, many of the members of the crowd smiling and tearing up. It was truly an incredible moment!
But while Gabby was referring to the nation’s first female presidential nominee when she said “strong women,” we have to say that the title definitely fits her as well! The politician’s life was in jeopardy in Jan. 2011, when a man shot her in the head outside of a grocery store in Arizona. That same day, she immediately had to undergo brain surgery and was placed in an induced coma. Many believed that she wouldn’t make it, but after a number of additional surgeries and therapy, she showed her true strength when she made her first public appearance only a year the incident! Today, Gabby has continued to show amazing progress. And in addition to being able to speak to a crowd of thousands at a major party event, Gabby also spoke at a gun control rally, calling for tighter laws. SO amazing!
Stay tuned for the final night of the Democratic convention on July 28, where another “strong woman,” Hillary Clinton will take the stage!
HollywoodLifers, can you believe Gabby was able to speak at the DNC such a short time after being shot?