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  1. #1 Gabrielle Giffords: First photos reflect Giffords' recovery 
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    Gabrielle Giffords: First photos reflect Giffords' recovery

    Today, the public gets its first look at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot through the head Jan. 8 at a constituent event near Tucson.

    Her staff provided two photographs to The Arizona Republic and also planned to share the images with the Arizona Daily Star and on Giffords' Facebook page. According to her staff, the decision to share them was made by Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, who hope the photos will help Giffords avoid the glare of camera lenses when she begins outpatient therapy later this month.

    The goal was to satisfy "public curiosity about her appearance," said C.J. Karamargin, Giffords' communications director. "We want to avoid a paparazzi situation."

    The photographs were taken on May 17 in the hours before Giffords' cranioplasty surgery by P.K. Weis of SouthwestPhotoBank.com, who photographed Giffords in the garden of the Houston rehab hospital where she is recovering. Weis, the former photo editor of the Tucson Citizen, is also Giffords' friend and said the photos were not altered.

    The images depict Giffords alone and with her mother, Gloria Giffords. Her face shows almost no visible vestige of the bullet, which pierced her forehead, traveled through the left side of her brain, and exited her head. Her left eye appears slightly smaller than her right eye, likely because a piece of Giffords' skull was still missing when this photo was taken, her staff explained. The cranioplasty has since repaired her skull. In the photo, her brown hair has grown since it was shaved by Tucson doctors, and it covers surgical scars on her scalp. There is a scar at her throat left by a tracheotomy. Around her neck, she wears her husband's wedding ring on a chain.

    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...#ixzz1P4dFJESD

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    I saw the pictures on the news this morning. I think it's remarkable how fantastic she looks, considering what she's gone through.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    I saw the pictures on the news this morning. I think it's remarkable how fantastic she looks, considering what she's gone through.
    I was amazed at how great she looked. And then I felt bad. I was expecting something way worse. I'm really thrilled to hear her recovery is going so well.

    I don't think she will be able to serve in congress any more, but I think she's going to be able to live a really great life. And after the trauma she's been through, I think that's incredible.
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    Thoughts and prayers for her. She looks remarkably well for what she's gone through.
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    She does look amazing.... the haircut and the bald spot is about the only indicator that something was ever wrong with her.

    I don't think she will go back to congress either...

    But if she does, c'mon fellow republicans, she's a D (and I don't mean bra size!)

    Put her in the crosshairs, take aim, and shoot! :)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jendf View Post
    I was amazed at how great she looked. And then I felt bad. I was expecting something way worse. I'm really thrilled to hear her recovery is going so well.

    I don't think she will be able to serve in congress any more, but I think she's going to be able to live a really great life. And after the trauma she's been through, I think that's incredible.
    I had the same range of thoughts. It really was pleasing, though, to see that she looked far better than I had imagined. What a blessing for her family that she has survived this horror.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    She does look amazing.... the haircut and the bald spot is about the only indicator that something was ever wrong with her.

    I don't think she will go back to congress either...

    But if she does, c'mon fellow republicans, she's a D (and I don't mean bra size!)

    Put her in the crosshairs, take aim, and shoot! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Crass and stupid Wilbur.
    Well, yes....

    ... but remember, I wasnt the author of that rhetoric. I blatantly copied:)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    She does look amazing.... the haircut and the bald spot is about the only indicator that something was ever wrong with her.

    I don't think she will go back to congress either...

    But if she does, c'mon fellow republicans, she's a D (and I don't mean bra size!)

    Put her in the crosshairs, take aim, and shoot! :)
    That is enough of your trolling for awhile. Take some time off, that was in extremely poor taste in a good will thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    She does look amazing.... the haircut and the bald spot is about the only indicator that something was ever wrong with her.

    I don't think she will go back to congress either...

    But if she does, c'mon fellow republicans, she's a D (and I don't mean bra size!)

    Put her in the crosshairs, take aim, and shoot! :)
    Just when you cant get be anymore of a douche in my eyes you just go out and out do yourself.
     

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