Gabrielle Giffords Releases Statement, Vows Return To Congress
Gabrielle Giffords is planning a return to Congress according to a one-page statement made in the upcoming memoir Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope which was written by Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly.
The final chapter of the book titled “Gabby’s Voice” is a simple one-page statement written in a few short sentences in which Giffords says:
“I will get stronger. I will return.”
The book also reveals the struggles that both Gabrielle and Mark have faced since the time of her shooting. According to Mark the couple were undergoing fertility treatments in an attempt to have a baby. The book also reveals that Giffords has lost half the vision in both of her eyes while Mark goes on to chronicle much of her painful recovery.
In the book Mark reveals that for months Giffords was unable to understand what had happened to her and when asked to remember the shooting her words were short and poignant: “Shot. Shocked. Scary.”
In a more lighthearted moment in the book Mark recalls a funny visit from President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara in which Giffords kept replaying to the former President’s questions with the word “chicken” which was the only thing she could say at the time.
Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope will go on sale November 15.
Will you be running out to pick up Gabrielle’s memoir? Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, liberal or conservative it should be an interesting and engaging read.