A week after being shot in head, Giffords breathing on her own
January 15th, 2011
09:20 PM ET
4 years ago

A week after being shot in head, Giffords breathing on her own

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) - One week after being shot through the head, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is off the ventilator and breathing on her own through a tracheotomy tube, the University Medical Center of Tucson, Arizona, said Saturday.

Giffords, who authorities say was the target of a mass shooting by Jared Lee Loughner that left six dead and another 13 wounded, remains in critical condition. Still, in a statement, the southern Arizona hospital said that her recovery "continues as planned."

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. diridi

    God bless her....good for the nation....it is an outrageous action of one idiot....Mrs. Gifford, we love you....we need you at this time of America's fiscal recovery....god bless....

    January 15, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. Barbara

    Keep going Gabby! The prayers of the nation are with you! I believe that someday we will see you back at your elected post!

    January 15, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  3. Rita

    We need you to represent the real americans. You are an inspiration to us all and we continue to pray for a speedy recovery. God has great things for you to accomplish with His guidance.

    What man meant for evil, God means for good. Just wait and see the good that will come out of this trajedy. There are good and decent Americans and we need to step up to the plate now and voice our support for people such as yourself.

    January 15, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Rest and recover. That's all you're expected to do now. May god bless you and your family.

    January 15, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  5. Sarah Palin, Fierce Advocate for Childhood Obesity

    Great news. Keep fighting to 100% recovery!

    January 15, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    Great news. We all look forward to a full recovery. U GO GABY!!!

    January 15, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  7. megan

    my g

    may god keep his loving arms around you and the others that still in the hospital.

    January 15, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  8. vic nashville tn

    God bless her

    January 15, 2011 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  9. pw

    We love you gabby!!. have a good recovery.

    January 15, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  10. pjoesmith

    That's good news. I pray she has a full recovery.

    January 15, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. w l jones

    The dept of one soul begin in the mind ,Ms.Gabrielle as we all can see is a fighter. Bless this family.

    January 15, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |