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Gabby Giffords Appears On 20/20

Like millions of others who watched Diane Sawyer interview Gabrielle Giffords on 20/20 last night, I was struck by just how painstaking the journey is during recovery from a traumatic brain injury. From my previous reporting, I knew that it involved eight hours a day of intense physical and speech therapy, but until I saw it in action, I had no idea what patients go through. Giffords, a Congresswoman, was shot at a constituent event in Tucson, but thousands of servicemen and women are going through the same rehabilitation process after getting wounded by gunfire or a hidden land mine. Thousands more Americans have brain injuries from car accidents or getting hit too hard from a football game/Deborah Kotz, Boston Globe. More here. (ABC photo: U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly are interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC's 20/20)

Question: Are you inspired or deeply saddened by Gabrille Giffords struggle to recover from her violent attack?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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