Rep. Gabrielle Giffords vows to return to Congress in a new book that details months of intense therapy and her emotional battle to come to terms with what happened when a gunman opened fire in front of a Tucson grocery store.
The memoir, called “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope,” is the most personal and detailed look yet at Giffords’ struggle over the past 10 months to relearn how to walk and talk, and her painful discovery that 12 others were wounded and six killed during the Jan. 8 attack.
The Associated Press purchased an advanced copy of the book. It is set for release on Nov. 15.
The book is written by Giffords’ husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, but Giffords delivers the last chapter — a single page of short sentences and phrases entitled “Gabby’s Voice” in which she says her goal is to get back to Congress.
“I will get stronger. I will return,” she vows. Giffords, 40, stunned colleagues by appearing on the U.S. House floor in Washington on Aug. 1 to vote for the debt ceiling deal, but she has focused most of her time on her recovery at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a rehabilitation center in Houston.
Source: The Associated Press