Shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords made an emotional appearance before Congress on Jan. 30, urging stricter gun control after 20 innocent children and six teachers were slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Speaking haltingly and bravely, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, 42, demanded that Congress act now to protect our nation’s children from being gunned down by assault weapons.
On the second anniversary of her horrific shooting, and a short month after the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, Gabby and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, have announced that they are starting a political action committee to urge Congress for gun control reform. Read on for all the details and to see her interview.
Two years after former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head by gunman Jared Lee Loughner, she sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, during which she and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, announced that they’ve grown fed up with Congress’ lack of urgency for gun control reform, and are forming a political action committee to urge for the changes they find necessary.
This inspirational woman is planning to focus on her continued recovery after being shot — we wish her the best!
Gabrielle Giffords‘ miraculous recovery from being shot on Jan. 8, 2011 has captivated the nation. On Jan. 22, she announced that she would continue focusing on her health by stepping down from her Arizona seat in the House of Representatives. Read More & See Video!
Exactly one year after the shooting spree at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ rally, the mother of the youngest victim reveals on ‘The View’ how she’s coping with the tragic loss of her 9-year-old daughter.
Roxanna Green, the mother of the youngest of the six victims shot and killed a year ago at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ political event in Tucson, told the ladies of The View that she tries not to be angry at her daughter Christina-Taylor Green’s heartless killer, Jared Lee Loughner. “She got robbed of a beautiful life,” said a grieving Roxanna.
Even when Gaby was lying in a hospital bed, unconscious with a bullet through her brain — her husband Mark never lost hope that she would survive.
“And I’m telling them she is going to make a 100 percent recovery,” Mark told Diane Sawyer in a special edition of 20/20 on Nov. 14. “Gabrielle Giffords is too tough to let this beat her.”
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!
The courageous congresswoman will make her first trip from Houston since being treated for her gunshot wound to the head — she has been singing as part of her rehab!
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will take another big step in her miraculous recovery when she travels to Cape Canaveral to see her astronaut husband Mark Kelly take off on the space shuttle Endeavour on April 29.
HollyMoms, you must read this open letter from the First Lady. How did you talk to your kids about the tragedy?
Yesterday (Jan. 13) First Lady Michelle Obama wrote a letter to the parents of America suggesting ways that they can speak with their children about the horrific shootings in Tuscon, Arizona last weekend. It’s no surprise that she pays special attention to 9-year-old Christina Green, the little girl who was gunned down at the rally for Gabrielle Gifford, before she ever had a chance to pursue her own political aspirations. We have reprinted the First Lady’s letter, in its entirety, because we feel that all HollyMoms can learn something from her words of wisdom. Let us know what you think of Mrs. Obama reaching out the parents of America. How did you talk to your kids about the tragedy?
The news that Gabby Giffords will survive, is fantastic today! But her doctors say she may still have brain damage. HollywoodLife.com talked to two top neurologists for answers about her future.
The family, friends and all of America received wonderful news just a few minutes ago when Dr.Peter Rhee, who is treating Congresswoman Giffords, at the University of Arizona Medical Center, told reporters that she was “100 percent likely to survive”. However, he still remains uncertain as to whether she will have a 100 per cent recovery of all her skills. Read more & watch video!
The young girl, who is related to actress Sophia Bush and former MLB manager Dallas Green, went with a neighbor to meet the congresswoman because of her interest in politics. How horrible.
9-year-old Christina Taylor-Green had just been elected to the student council and shown an interest in politics from a young age when she accompanied a neighbor to congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords‘ “Congress on Your Corner” event on Jan. 8. While there she became one of the now six people killed, and 14 injured, in a gun rampage targeting Gabrielle.
After seeing the national tragedy that has happened in Arizona Sarah, it is time for you to acknowledge the role your actions could have possibly played!
Though still in critical condition, the politician is showing signs of improvement after being shot point blank in the head.
Doctors treating Gabrielle Giffords are optimistic today after the congresswomen showed signs of improvement following her shooting at point blnak range on Jan. 8. The Huffington Post reports, “Surgeons said a bullet went through Giffords’ head on the left side of the brain, but she is still able to respond nonverbally to commands such as squeezing a hand or showing two fingers. They credited several reasons for her survival, including good luck and the fact that paramedics got her to surgeons quickly – in under 40 minutes.”
A gunman shot the politician at an event in Tuscon this morning, wounding at least 12 more.
In a truly horrible story, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition after a gunman shot her at point blank range as she hosted an event in Tuscon, Ariz. NPR reports, “Giffords, who was re-elected to a third term in November, was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event at a Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.”
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