Time Is 'Close' For First Post-Shooting Photo Of Rep. Giffords, Aide Says : The Two-Way The congresswoman, who continues to recover from a gunshot wound to her head suffered on Jan. 8, likely will soon feel comfortable having her picture released, her chief of staff says.
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Time Is 'Close' For First Post-Shooting Photo Of Rep. Giffords, Aide Says

March, 2010 file photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). AP hide caption

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March, 2010 file photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).

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"I think that we're getting close to the time when Gabby will feel comfortable releasing a photo," Pia Carusone, chief of staff to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) tells The Arizona Republic.

Giffords continues to be treated at a Houston rehabilitation hospital, where she's recovering from the gunshot wound to her head that she suffered on Jan. 8 in Tucson, when a lone gunman attacked an event she was holding at a strip mall. Six people were killed and 13, including Giffords, were injured.

In a long story with many more details about how the congresswoman is doing, Carusone also says that as Giffords tries to communicate:

"Her words are back more and more now, but she's still using facial expressions as a way to express. Pointing. Gesturing. Add it all together, and she's able to express the basics of what she wants or needs. But, when it comes to a bigger and more complex thought that requires words, that's where she's had the trouble."

(H/T to On Deadline.)