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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?

Gabrielle Giffords Memoir Coming Out

This image provided by Scibner shows the cover of the joint memoir of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, titled “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.” The book, written with “The Last Lecture” co-author Jeffrey Zaslow, is coming out on Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Scribner)

Question: Would you be interested in reading this book?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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