Skip to comments.Rep. Giffords speaks for first time since shooting
Posted on 02/09/2011 11:45:55 AM PST by Justaham
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot in the forehead, her spokesman said Wednesday, yet another significant milestone in her recovery from a traumatic brain injury.
Giffords spoke first several days ago and is speaking "more and more," spokesman C.J. Karamargin said Wednesday. He didn't know what her first words were, but said at breakfast one morning she asked for toast.
"She's working very hard and it's paying off," he told The Associated Press. "We're elated at this. We always knew Gabby is a fighter and that she's not going to let this thing win. And you know, every day is proof of that."
Six people, including a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge, were killed in the attack outside a grocery store where Giffords was meeting with constituents. Thirteen people, including Giffords, were injured.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Giffords' husband Mark Kelly said his wife had her appetite back and was eating three times a day, "even though it's hospital food."
"It is hard to believe that only one month has passed since Gabrielle was shot," he wrote. "The doctors say she is recovering at lightning speed considering her injury but they aren't kidding when they say this is a marathon process."
He said "there are encouraging signs every day," pointing to her renewed appetite.
"Your prayers are being heard, so don't stop," he wrote.
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And she said “Damn I got a splitting headache”! :-)!
Continued prayers for her recovery and for the others injured.
It would be easy for me to make snide comments, and 10 years ago I would have. Instead, I’m grateful that the Lord is healing her and continue to pray for her recovery.
It sounds like she is getting TOP NOTCH MEDICAL CARE. God Bless Gabby...God Bless the USA!
She said ‘Toast’. Hard to tell if she was referring to breakfast, or Obama.
I’ll bet you can’t guess who is going to be the big “rising star” at the ‘RATS’ 2012 convention in Charlotte. The commie’RATS are going to be kicking some American ass and trampling the Second Amendment. Be ready for it! Exploitation is the name of the game for commies.
You should follow that up with a “to soon?”
I’m surprised they aren’t claiming her first words were for sweeping gun control measures and a return of the Fairness Doctrine.
Let me guess . . . her first words were “PALIN DID THIS!”
So she asked for toast? The big headline is “Giffords Speaks” and all we get is “she asked for toast”?
Don’t get me wrong....I’m pleased as punch that she’s able to speak and seems to be getting better but “toast”?
So not only is she talking, which she has already been doing, but she’s eating solid food!
soon as i saw the headline i said a prayer for her complete recovery
“Ill bet you cant guess who is going to be the big rising star at the RATS 2012 convention in Charlotte.”
I’m not so sure. I’ll agree there will be that push, but I’m not sold that she’ll be part of it.
Until appears in public, I take all of this with a grain of salt.
Yes, it’s encouraging news, but my cynical side says this could just be political opportunism and sympathy - never let a crisis go to waste stuff.
For all we know “Gabby” is in a coma, eating out of straw.
Absolutely true. and the best part is the we're paying for their care.
I hope you’re right. I hope she does some catching up when she gets well and reads how her “friends” exploited her misfortune to trash and bash Americans. Her “friends” could care less about her. They only care about how many political points they can make by exploiting these tragedies.