January 21, 2011

In dramatic sign of recovery, Giffords transferred to Houston

Two weeks after she was shot and severely wounded, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left Tucson aboard an air ambulance Friday in a carefully planned transfer to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston. Throngs of well-wishers cheered, waved flags, held up hand-scrawled signs of support, and offered prayers for Giffords' continued recovery as an ambulance passed carrying her to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for the flight.

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