Giffords’ Husband is Delighted by Her Fast Recovery [VIDEO]
Speaking to a live news conference for the first time, Astronaut Mark Kelly told reporters he is amazed and encouraged by his wife’s fast recovery from her bullet wounds. Kelly also announced she will be moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston tomorrow.
The husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head less than two weeks ago at a public event, described his wife’s progress Thursday as “remarkable” and said he is hopeful she will make a full recovery.
“I’ve told her that,” Mark Kelly told reporters at University Medical Center. “She recognizes it … she is a fighter like nobody else that I know.”
Giffords, 40, was shot in an assassination attempt and mass shooting that killed six and wounded 13 at a Safeway grocery store in Tucson on January 8. The congresswoman is the only person still hospitalized after the attack, the hospital has said.
Kelly also announced that his wife will be moved tomorrow, to The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research at Memorial-Hermann Medical Center in Houston. He said they considered a number of other similar rehabilitation centers around the country, but chose TIRR in Houston because it’s close to where he lives and works at the Johnson Space Center.
Here’s video of Kelly’s meeting with the media at University Medical Center in Tuscon.