Get A Sneak Preview Of Diane Sawyer's Interview With Gabrielle Giffords

It's hard to believe it's been 11 months since Gabrielle Giffords took a bullet that shot straight into her forehead as she was meeting constituents at a "Congress on Your Corner" event, ultimately rendering her unable to nod her head or even smile. But the good news is, she's doing remarkably well.


Giffords and her husband sat down with Diane Sawyer in an attempt to somehow sum up the traumatic event and her experiences with rehabilitation and recovery:

"How do you feel?" Diane Sawyer asks Giffords during her time with her and Kelly. It is the first time the two have shared their story since the attack.

"Pretty good," says Giffords.

"Is it painful?" Sawyer asks.

"It's difficult," says Giffords. "Difficult."

Giffords, who had a 1 in 10 chance of surviving the shooting, received a lot of support from her husband Kelly, an astronaut who recently retired from NASA and stayed by Gabrielle's side the entire time. Kelly also made a series of videos documenting her recovery because he says he knew should would one day recover and would want to know what happened to her.

"I just thought, she's going to ask, 'OK, what was all that like?'" Kelly says.

Gabrielle and Mark will tell their full story to Diane Sawyer this Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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Oh my god, Go Gabby! I was a congressional intern for her for 3 months in 08, and I can tell you without a second thought that she is the most down-to-earth, conscientious person I have ever met. Most offices treat the interns like glorified coffee-mules, but she not only gave us real responsibility (I got to write a speech! At 18!) but one Tuesday morning, coming back from a weekend in the district, she stood by my desk for 15 minutes and told me about how she'd met my best friend's father at a fundraiser, and he'd told her a story about the two of us as little kids, which she proceeded to retell in precise detail. All this while staffers were literally waiting to sweep her off to a meeting. It was the best experience of my life, and I feel so completely indebted to her.

The day the shooting happened, I called up a fellow former intern who I hadn't spoken to in a year and we cried on the phone for a year. We didn't know how she was ever going to recover. And now every day, she only gets better and more amazing.

Gabby, you're the best boss I've ever had, you're my congresswoman, but most of all, you're my hero. It's so good to have you back.