Unstoppable Gabrielle Giffords May Return to Public Office

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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was nearly killed after she was shot in the head at point blank range in 2011. Eventually, she resigned her seat in a tear-soaked moment on the floor of the US House. But that retirement may not have been permanent.

Giffords' husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, told Politico that she was seriously considering returning to work as a public servant.

Kelly said he wasn't sure that Giffords would try her hand again at elected office per se (she may just seek to work alongside the public in one of the government's less bullshitty roles), but one thing's for sure: Gabrielle Giffords is not a woman to be trifled with, and I haven't ruled out the theory that she weas sent back in time from the future to warn us about SkyNet.



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My uncle suffered a similar brain injury almost 50 years ago at the age of 17, his was stroke related but the injured areas were almost identical. He died a few years ago due to some complications from the initial stroke but he managed to live an impressive life. He was paralyzed in his right hand so he taught himself how to do woodwork in his left and left behind two custom made rocking horses my brother and I received as children and will pass down to ours. He also ran a successful flower business with multiple greenhouses. He was from an extremely small town and was able to give many people a different perspective on what "handicapped" was.

It wasn't the life he wanted by any means. It was a cruel fucking blow and it's left some pretty nasty scars on both my father and his father but he did some amazing things with the hand he was dealt. I have no doubt that with the advances made since his stroke and the level of care Gifford's is able to afford that she will be able to work in government again. Maybe not as a congresswoman but definitely in a role where she will be able to impact others. I wish her nothing but the best.