Giffords Vows to Return to Congress
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords vows to return to Congress in a new book that describes her months of intense therapy and her emotional struggle to come to terms with being shot in the head at point-blank range.
The memoir, titled “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope,” is the most personal and detailed look yet at Giffords’ efforts over the past 10 months to relearn how to walk and talk, and her painful discovery that six people were killed in the Jan. 8 attack outside a Tucson grocery store.
The Associated Press purchased an advance copy of the book. It is set for release 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 called “Gabby’s Voice” in which she says her goal is to get back to Congress.
“I will get stronger. I will return,” she wrote.