Yesterday Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' surgeon gave America some great news: He says she is now very likely to survive Saturday's shooting in Tucson.1
But it's still a very long road to recovery. Rep. Giffords remains in an induced coma, and recovery from any major brain injury is arduous.
Despite the tragedy of Saturday's shootings, millions of Americans have been inspired by Rep. Giffords' courage and dedication to public service. She refused to let threats—and even finding a gun at one of her town hall meetings—keep her from serving her constituents.2
We're putting together a get well card for Rep. Giffords to wish her a full and quick recovery, and to thank her for her courage. Local MoveOn members will deliver it to her in Tuscon tomorrow.
As the political rhetoric in America becomes more heated, we should be thankful for representatives like Congresswoman Giffords who continue with their work undaunted by intimidation and threats. Her service sets an important example for all of us.
While Rep. Giffords' prognosis for survival is good, recovery from her injuries will be difficult, and lengthy. MoveOn members in Tucson will be delivering our get well card to Rep. Giffords tomorrow, to let her know that we have her in our thoughts and prayers.
Thanks for all you do.
–Justin, Adam, Amy, Anna, Annie, Carrie, Christopher, Daniel, David, Duncan, Eli, Emily, Gail, Ian, Ilya, Ilyse, Joan, Kat, Laura, Lenore, Mariana, Marika, Matthew, Melanie, Michael, Milan, Nita, Peter, Robin, Ryan, Susannah, Stephen, Steven, Tim, and Wes
1. "Doc: Giffords '100 percent' certain to survive" Tucson Sentinel, January 11, 2011.
2. "FLASHBACK: Gabby Giffords Faced Threats Over Heath Care Vote" Talking Points Memo, January 8, 2010.
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