Friday, February 03, 2012

Gabby - Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

Gabby - Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly (2011)

I had been reading the odd page of this one at the bookshop for a while, when I thought I should just give in and get it out from the library.  Oddly, there was only a large print edition, which felt strange to read at first.

Gabrielle Giffords was an Arizona Congresswoman who was shot at a meeting she was holding, with another six people killed and many more injured.  Her story is told by her husband, Mark Kelly an astronaut who has a team to take up in space not long after her injury.

Gabby has made a remarkable recovery, with 95% of most head injury patients dying, to see her walking and talking now shows how much the rehab has helped to bring her back to a new normal.  It certainly helps to put your own bad day into perspective.


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