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Congresswoman Giffords Released From Hospital! Heading To Rehab!

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Amazing! The progress she's made in just a few short weeks is just astounding. We're so pleased.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was released from Tucson’s University Medical Center this morning and was sent to a rehab facility in Texas. There she will continue treatment and her miraculous recovery from the injuries she sustained during the senseless shooting in Arizona earlier this month.

Keep going girl! Stay strong!

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Congresswoman Giffords Now Standing On Her Own Two Feet!

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This is truly unbelievable news.

Merely a week ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had managed to open her eyes - after being a victim in the horiffic Tuscon shootings - and now, we're thrilled to report today that she has been able to stand on her own two feet, with some assistance!

The University Medical Center's Dr. Peter Rhee also revealed that the Congresswoman was also able to finally leave her bed this morning, and sat in a chair by her room's window while she looked out at the Catalina Mountains.

While he wouldn't confirm the reports that Giffords will be moved to the TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston on Friday, Rhee did admit that she's already started an "aggressive rehab" regimen.

Meanwhile, her husband, Mark Kelly, announced:

"I am extremely hopeful at the signs of recovery that my wife has made since the shooting. The team of doctors and nurses at UMC has stabilized her to the point of being ready to move to the rehabilitation phase. Their goal - and our goal - has been to provide Gabby with the best care possible."

We are SO inspired by this woman's resilience throughout this entire ordeal.

Stay strong, bb, and keep on fighting!

We believe in you!

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An Update On Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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The doctors who are treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head at Saturday's terrible tragedy in Arizona, have given a detailed update on how the congresswoman is doing in her recovery.

Dr. Michael Lemole, Jr. says that he is "cautiously optimistic" while Dr. Rhee says that "this so far has been a very good situation" and hopes "it will stay that way."

Giffords is responding and is expected to stay in the hospital for another two to three weeks before beginning the rehabilitative process.

Meanwhile, President Obama has called for a national moment of silence Monday at 11 a.m. EST to honor victims of the shooting.

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AZ Congresswoman's Doctors "Optimistic" About Her Recovery

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This is great news considering Saturday's tragic events.

Dr. Peter Rhee of University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona says that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords underwent surgery for a single gunshot wound to the head that passed through her brain.

18 people were shot at a public event held outside of a grocery store in Tucson on Saturday.

Giffords was among five patients that were listed in critical condition. Six people died from gunshot wounds, including Chief Judge John Roll of the U.S. District Court for Arizona and a 9-year-old girl.

The shooter has been identified as Jared Lee Loughner.

Dr. Rhee says he is "very optimistic" about Giffords' recovery, adding, "I'm about as optimistic as it can get in this situation," and that the next 24 hours will be critical in her recovery.

This is just such a terrible tragedy. Thank goodness there are some optimistic news.

The victims and their families are in our thoughts.

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Arizona Congresswoman Shot!

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This is so sad.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot outside a grocery store in Tucson Saturday morning during a public event.

According to a spokeswoman for University Medical Center in Tucson, she is currently undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the head.

Reports say that at least 17 other people were injured, including a child around the age of 10. Six people are reportedly dead.

An Arizona federal judge was also among the 11 people that were shot.

The suspect is said to be in custody.

So crazy. And just so tragic.

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