Gabrielle Giffords: Heroic Recovery From Trauma

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4 thoughts on “Gabrielle Giffords: Heroic Recovery From Trauma

  1. As someone who deals on a daily basis with chronic pain from numerous surgeries I appreciate your acknowledgement of the effort and determination assumed by the individual who is suffering.

  2. Gabrielle Giffords’ story reminds me of a friend of mine. A couple of years after having brain surgery for an aneurysm, she suffered a severe stroke from a second undiagnosed aneurysm. She was completely paralyzed and unresponsive; when I saw her the next day, I was convinced that she was done for. The doctors all recommended not taking extraordinary measures to prolong her life. But her husband was adamant that everything possible be done to save her. To make a long story short, she ultimately survived and returned home. Thanks to the efforts of her family and her own spirit, she was eventually able to get around with a walker and communicate verbally. She has some memory and eyesight issues in addition to the mobility issue, but she was able to resume her life with her family and friends. It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in my life.

  3. i have heard the news about this one and I believe a small girl even passed away and her family has received greatest sympathy and sentiments from fellow Americans. Surviving a deadly situation is already a great achievement like what happened to Representative Gifford. Her story has brought so many tears from others who can relate.
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