Transcript for Gabby Giffords' Progress: World Watches
If you ask us more questions about the way music helped change language inside all our brains. And ABC's Bob Woodruff has more on the story. Today for the first time -- -- injury congresswoman Gabby... See More
If you ask us more questions about the way music helped change language inside all our brains. And ABC's Bob Woodruff has more on the story. Today for the first time -- -- injury congresswoman Gabby Giffords released a special message to our constituents. Representing. Here is. Is my honor. A transformation. That began nine months ago when she could barely respond. -- -- -- -- That well because she was injured in the left side of the brain where speech is controlled her words had abandoned her. In this emotionally charged moment she sang the words she couldn't speak a keen to -- amazing recovery. -- -- Language is normally held in the left hemisphere of the brain -- Gabby was injured. Music exists and both hemispheres. Incredibly scientists are finding that music therapy can rebuild language on the on injured right side. Nothing. To fix the plane so extensively this music to which had been possible to create -- -- Language area and the right hemisphere and that through my mind today -- he's getting back to a normal life. Venturing out to restaurants even ordering in French walking -- -- all the times stronger. -- -- -- -- speech pathologist says she seems to understand everything but there will be challenges ahead. -- -- -- Would be difficult and it's not because of -- thank. You cannot have one little hesitation. To find a word. Today Gabby said she's working hard and if you're wondering what the future holds he should hear from her -- needs to use them. The man kittens. Blue -- Kind gaining better. I want -- back to work. Still something to hear her. That. Almost six years now. Since your injury in Iraq so what have these six years taught about what's possible and how much continue to recover doesn't end. I think that's one of the main message is to get out to people this is not -- and after six months or nine months or two years is gonna continue -- It's certainly levels out of that after a couple years but it's continue to go up and who knows what she's gonna go back to work -- will go back to work and someone you know I keep thinking up what her husband said that in the astronaut corps they say this guy is not. The limits. Hey Bob thanks so much.
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