Great news to hear about Giffords

Giffords to attend shuttle launch
[Via BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition]

US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head in January, is declared fit enough to attend her husband’s space shuttle launch on Friday.

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She gets to see her husband takeoff on one of the last Shuttle missions. I just hope she is up to all the publicity this will entail.

Her progress is remarkable but the sort of injury she has means a very long road back. I’m encouraged by her husband’s comment that her personality is 1005 there as that is one of the more likely consequences of this type of injury.

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