Senator: Giffords moving both sides of her body, breathing on her own
January 16th, 2011
11:11 AM ET
12 years ago

Senator: Giffords moving both sides of her body, breathing on her own

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition after a shooting at a January 8 public event, is moving both sides of her body and is able to breathe on her own, a fellow member of Congress said Sunday.

"She's doing great," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, a friend of the Arizona congresswoman, on NBC's "Meet The Press." Gillibrand said she spoke to Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, on Saturday night and that Giffords is "making progress every day."

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  1. Freedom of Speech in the USA

    Very good news. Everybody is pulling for you!! Hopefully a full recovery is in the cards. Anybody out there not believe in miracles? This one makes you wonder huh?

    January 16, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Wonderful news so far - hope and pray it continues to be wonderful news.

    Too many wounded are left unable to walk, or talk, or sometimes even think. This may in fact be a miracle.

    January 16, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  3. Marie MD

    This is sugh great news. Keep up the good work Ms. Giffords. We are pulling for you.

    January 16, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  4. vic nashville tn

    Great news I wish she will back to capital hill soon waiting and praying

    January 16, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  5. Whatever

    Some would like to say that it was not her time to die. Okay a simply reply... but I like to say that GOD IS GREAT!!!!!!! A miracle at work!!!!!! Prayers being answered!!!!!

    January 16, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. PerritoNoz

    It seems like the Universe doesn't want to let go this nice lady. Yes, Mrs. Giffords, we love you and need you. Thank you for your sacrifice.

    January 16, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |