Thu June 9, 2011
Time Is 'Close' For First Post-Shooting Photo Of Rep. Giffords, Aide Says
"I think that we're getting close to the time when Gabby will feel comfortable releasing a photo," Pia Carusone, chief of staff to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) tells The Arizona Republic.
Giffords continues to be treated at a Houston rehabilitation hospital, where she's recovering from the gunshot wound to her head that she suffered on Jan. 8 in Tucson, when a lone gunman attacked an event she was holding at a strip mall. Six people were killed and 13, including Giffords, were injured.
In a long story with many more details about how the congresswoman is doing, Carusone also says that as Giffords tries to communicate:
"Her words are back more and more now, but she's still using facial expressions as a way to express. Pointing. Gesturing. Add it all together, and she's able to express the basics of what she wants or needs. But, when it comes to a bigger and more complex thought that requires words, that's where she's had the trouble."
(H/T to On Deadline.)