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January 13th, 2011
09:52 AM ET

Reps.: Doctors stunned by Giffords' 'incredible progress'

When Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes last night  for the first time, spontaneously and on her own volition, since this past Saturdays shooting in Tucson, two of her closest colleagues in Congress were in the room to witness it. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D, New York, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D, Florida, were visiting Giffords when the miraculous moment happened.

Today on American Morning, Wasserman Schultz tells Kiran Chetry that the doctors were amazed by Gabby Giffords "incredible progress" in the hospital last night.

Filed under: Arizona • Capitol Hill
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  1. Uri

    "When Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes last night for the first time since this past Saturdays shooting in Tucson"

    Last night for the first time? That's not what this article says...

    "Giffords critical after 'devastating' wound, doctors 'cautiously optimistic'" (B. Poole,, Posted Jan 9, 2011, 12:40 pm)

    "Giffords is in a drug-induced coma in intensive care. Doctors frequently awaken her to check her responsiveness, and she COULD OPEN HER EYES and respond to simple commands Sunday – an encouraging sign, said Rhee said."

    Please check your facts!

    January 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
    • Adam Noboa

      Thanks, Uri. This post has been updated for clarity. Wednesday night was the first night that Representative Giffords could open her eyes on her own and without stimulus from doctors.

      January 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm |