September 15, 2011
U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head last January at a community event outside a Tucson grocery store. The 9 mm bullet was fired at point-blank range at the left rear of her head. It passed through the brain and exited the left front of her head near her left eye.
In June, this photo showing temporal hollowing was posted to the Congresswoman’s Facebook page. Two months later, Cong. Giffords returned to the floor of Congress for a critical vote on America’s debt limit.
The New York Times reported that she spoke in one- or two-word sentences. Dr. Arand Germanwala, chief of cerebral vascular and skull-based neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina Medical School told ABC News, “In my own experiences, the maximum amount of recovery is at one year after the event.”
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