Giffords In North Carolina For Intensive Therapy

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in North Carolina for two weeks of intensive therapy sessions as she continues to recover from a gunshot wound to the head.

Giffords' office says in a statement Sunday that the Arizona congresswoman is expected to spend time with a therapist who has worked with her in Houston for the last several months and has been extensively involved in her therapy.

Giffords will work with the therapist from Monday through Nov. 4 in Asheville, N.C. No other specifics on her therapy were given.

Her staff says the trip is strictly rehabilitation-related and has been planned for several months. No public appearances or events are scheduled.

Giffords is recovering from a brain injury suffered on Jan. 8 in Tucson. Six people were killed and 13 were wounded, including Giffords.


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  • by Pirateman on Oct 25, 2011 at 02:42 PM
    I'm just amazed she took a bullet through the brain and lived. I'm a Republican and I'd vote for her being a Democrat just for that reason. It had to be divine intervention. Good for her she's here!
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:58 PM
    Yes she should be replaced but as a Republican I think she should be replaced by a Democrat. The voters of her state voted in a democrat and until someone else wins or she is able to do her job fully they should be served by the party they voted for.
  • by Sadly True on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:51 AM
    Why is she still an elected official? She should have been replaced long ago.
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      by Doc on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:17 AM in reply to Sadly True
      Well maybe so but if brain damage is justification for removal from office, then Ronald Reagan should have been removed during his second term. I can think of many others as well such as Thurman, Byrd, Helms, and for just plain stupidity, W.
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        by obamanot on Oct 24, 2011 at 08:08 AM in reply to Doc
        Sounds like you just had a full frontal lobotomy yourself.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:18 AM in reply to Sadly True
      Why? Because she's a Democrat? It's not like she's missed anything considering the GOP has shut down the Congress until 2012. You're not sadly true, you're just sad.
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        by Sadly True on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:42 PM in reply to
        No, because she got shot in the head. Why does it matter what party she is affiliated with. I'd say the same about anyone in that position regardless of political affiliation. Stop sounding so bitter.
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