Gabrielle Giffords Singing Intensive Recovery Therapy

By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Published: Feb 15, 2021

Gabrielle Giffords Singing Intensive Recovery Therapy

Gabrielle Giffords Singing Intensive Recovery. Gabrielle Giffords is singing as part of her intensive recovery therapy. This is an extreme improvement from last week when she uttered her first word after being shot at point-blank range.

The 40-year-old Congresswoman was shot straight through the head from a foot away on January 9th by Jared Lee Loughner at a rally. This assassination attempt took place at a Safeway supermarket where she was meeting publicly with constituents. Six others were killed in the shooting before Loughner was restrained by the crowd.

Astonishingly, she was conscious following the horrific attack and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Doctors removed part of her skull and placed her in a medically-induced coma to allow her brain to rest. She allegedly opened her eyes for the first time when President Obama paid a visit to her hospital room on January 12. On January 21, she was moved to Huston’s Memorial Hermann Medical Center and began her intensive therapy, which lead to her initial word last week.

Now, aides report that they’ve seen her singing as part of a method used by therapists to rehabilitate speech. Giffords’ husband expects her to travel to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to witness the launch of his final Space Shuttle mission scheduled for April 2011. However, medical experts expect her recovery to take from several months to more than one year.


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