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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly are shown during an interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer Oct. 20, 2011. The Arizona congresswoman was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson Jan. 8, 2011, in an assassination attempt that took the lives of six people.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, re-enacts the swearing in of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., Jan. 5, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington days before she was shot.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Emergency personnel move Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., after she was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Mark Kelly, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband, holds the congresswoman's hand in her room at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Ellie Steve, 6, Lucia Reeves, 6, and Zoe Reeves, 18, left to right, gather for a candlelight vigil outside the offices of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in Tucson Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Giffords suffered from aphasia, the inability to speak because of damage to the language pathways in her brain's left hemisphere as a result of the shooting. But by undergoing music therapy, she trained her brain to use a less-traveled pathway to the same destination.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords watches the launch of space shuttle Endeavour, commanded by husband Mark Kelly, from the roof of the launch-control center with Kelly's twin brother and fellow astronaut, Scott, and Kelly's daughters, Claire and Claudia, May 16, 2011.
    Courtesy Gloria Giffords
  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is shown, May 17, 2011, at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, the day before she had her cranioplasty, in a photo posted to her public Facebook page by her aides.
    P.K. Weis/Giffords Campaign/AP Photo
  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and mother Gloria Giffords are shown in a photo posted to her public Facebook page by her aides, June 12, 2011.
    P.K. Weis/Giffords Campaign/AP Photo
  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Discharged from TIRR Memorial Hermann in June of 2011, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords hugs her Houston neurosurgeon, Dr. Dong Kim, on the day she left.
    Courtesy Gloria Giffords
  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., arrives at the U.S. Capitol with her husband, Mark Kelly, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., to vote on the debt-limit bill in the House, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., center, appears on the floor of the House of Representatives Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Washington. Giffords was on the floor for the first time since her shooting earlier this year, attending a vote on the debt-standoff compromise.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    On Oct. 6, 2001, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords attended husband Mark Kelly's retirement ceremony at the White House.
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  • The Recovery Of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, retired Capt. Mark Kelly, meet active and retired airmen after serving a Thanksgiving meal to troops at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Tucson.
    Matt York/AP Photo
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