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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:31 PM
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Giffords standing on own, trying to improve gait
Source: US News

PHOENIX Doctors say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can walk a little and is even trying to improve her gait. But the report Sunday in The Arizona Republic adds the congresswoman herself is planning to "walk a mountain."

Giffords uses her left side and has begun making limited use of her right arm and leg, a common effect of a bullet wound on the left side of the brain, said Dr. Gerard Francisco, chief medical officer at Houston's TIRR Memorial Hermann who works with Giffords daily.

"Her left side is perfect," said Pia Carusone, her legislative chief of staff. "She can do whatever you can do."

She said that even in her wheelchair Giffords has stringent posture: tall, tight, strong like always.

More at: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42737121/ns/us_news/?gt1=43...
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:43 PM
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1. Remarkable woman.
Going to be a great day when she returns to Congress.

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