Gabby Giffords 'tweets' good news on arm movement - Tucson News Now

Gabby Giffords 'tweets' good news on arm movement

(Source: AmericansForResponsibleSolutions.org) (Source: AmericansForResponsibleSolutions.org)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords ‘tweeted' good news this morning from her Twitter account – that she had partial movement in her right arm.  A limb thought paralyzed after Giffords was shot in the head on January 8th. 

She also commented on the improvement in an op-ed piece for the New York Times.

"This past year, I have achieved something big that I've not spoken of until now. Countless hours of physical therapy — and the talents of the medical community — have brought me new movement in my right arm. It's fractional progress, and it took a long time, but my arm moves when I tell it to. Three years ago, I did not imagine my arm would move again. For so many days, it did not. I did exercise after exercise, day after day, until it did."

For more on Giffords op-ed piece, please click the following link -

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/opinion/gabrielle-giffordss-call-for-persistence-on-gun-reform.html

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