1. Recoveries

    Giffords Makes First Public Appearance

    Image #: 14461430    epa02776607 A handout photo released by Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords via her Facebook page on 12 June 2011 showing Gabrielle Giffords (L) and an unidentified woman in an image dated 17 May 2011 and described as having been made at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital the day after the launch of Endeavour. Giffords was shot on 08 January 2011 in Tucson, Arizona by Jared Lee Loughner who shot 19 people, killing six.  EPA/P.K. WEIS / SOUTHWESTPHOTOBANK.COM / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES/NO ARCHIVES /LANDOV

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    Nearly seven months after the shooting that nearly killed her, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made her first public appearance on Monday at an event in Houston honoring her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. She entered in a wheelchair and waved to the audience, which applauded. She held Kelly’s hand throughout the ceremony and appeared to chat with the people around her. And she rose from her wheelchair to hug and kiss her husband when he received the Spaceflight Medal. She then left before the end of the event, as they were showing home movies of the crew.

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