First photos of Gabby Giffords posted on her Facebook page
This is the first up-close photo released showing Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in the head in early January. Two images of her were posted on her Facebook page Sunday.
June 12th, 2011
07:53 AM ET

First photos of Gabby Giffords posted on her Facebook page

The first photographs of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in the head in January have been made public. Two images were posted on her Facebook page early Sunday, both showing the congresswoman outside and smiling, wearing glasses, with her hair shorn short. One of them shows her sitting with an unidentified woman. The is the first glimpse the public has had of the injured lawmaker since late April, when a blurry photo snapped from far away captured her boarding a plane to Florida to watch her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, prepare for a space flight.

For several months, Giffords has been receiving treatment at a Houston rehabilitation center.

Six people were killed and 13 people were injured on January 8 when a gunman opened fire at a Tucson, Arizona, political event that Giffords was hosting outside a grocery store. Suspect Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the shooting, and a judge has ruled him mentally incompetent to stand trial. Prosecutors are working to get that ruling overturned.

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  1. ¤.¤

    Oooooohhhh, I love it, Cosmo. Another stupid ass conspiracy theory that we can add to the mix with all of the other stupid ass conspiracy theories. It is my esteemed and humbled opinion that you are a stupid ass.

    June 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. €Engleberthumperdink¥£

    I'm sorry Cosmo, but after reading the garbage that you posted, I too know that you are a worthless, filthy, good for nothing POS, stupid as. No offense intended.

    June 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. minnow

    Well, it looks like that Asian surgeon gave her the haircut, but everything else looks great. Go Gabby.

    June 13, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Janie

      Absolutely unnecessary comment about the haircut...ruined a decent comment about her recovery. Nice job.....

      June 13, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. peggy cameron

    You look wonderful. My prayers have been with you and I am so pleased to finally see you. You are a very brave lady and I know your strength has carried you through this. Keep up the good work. You are such an inspiration.....

    June 13, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sally

    Remarkable!!! What an amazing courageous woman Gabby Gifford is!!11

    June 13, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mad View

    Mia Farrow look with glasses.

    June 14, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bud & Sally

    Dear Gabby ... it was so wonderful seeing your pictures, and sharing your happiness in your recovery .. yours and Marks strength and belief has been overwhelming .. we know you will proceed quickly in your path to being back in your beloved Tucson .. we here in AZ., really miss you ! Fondly, Sally & Bud, Prescott, AZ

    June 14, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. annebruce

    Thank goodness we don't have a government controlled health care system like Canada, and all the rest. She never would have made it. If Obozo was successful in destroying our health care system like he is trying to do with his Obozocare, she would have been gone a long time ago. http://bit.ly/lxbgd5

    June 17, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. virginia boone

    Hi Gabby. I have been praying for a Full recoveryfor you. I bought your book and love it. I have 2 more chapters to read. So good. Look forward to hearing about your future progress.Cogratulations to your husband Mark on the space shuttle. You two are great people. Much love and good health to you and your Entire Family.

    December 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
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