Taken on May 17, this photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (left) and her mother, Gloria Giffords, was posted on her Facebook page on June 12.
June 28, 2011 "She did not look sick at all," ABC News' Gina Sunseri says of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after the congresswoman's first public appearance before a large crowd since being shot and critically wounded on Jan. 8.
Astronaut Mark Kelly on April 29, 2011.
June 21, 2011 "After some time off, I will look at new opportunities and am hopeful that one day I will again serve our country," he says in a statement. Giffords continues to recover from a gunshot wound she suffered on Jan. 8.
June 9, 2011 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.
May 25, 2011 Jared Loughner mumbled loudly during a hearing into whether he's mentally competent. The judge had him removed. Loughner later said he preferred to watch the proceedings on TV from another room.
In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
May 19, 2011 The congresswoman now has a patch on her skull. She's recovering from the severe injuries she received when a gunman attacked an event she was holding in Tucson on Jan. 8. Six people were killed. Thirteen, including Giffords, were wounded.
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May 18, 2011 After someone suffers a brain injury, neurosurgeons often remove a piece of the skull to relieve pressure on the brain. Later, though, the hole needs to be patched. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had that procedure performed today.
May 18, 2011 Doctors will replace a piece of her skull with a plastic implant, The Associated Press reports. The procedure is an important step in her recovery from the severe head wound she received during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage.
May 16, 2011 Aides say those were the first words from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after she watched this morning as her husband, Commander Mark Kelly, and five other astronauts successfully launched into space aboard the shuttle Endeavour.
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, May 16, 2011.
May 16, 2011 With wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on hand to watch as her husband and the other five astronauts launched, the shuttle is on what's scheduled to be its last mission.
April 29, 2011 Severe storms crashed through six states yesterday, killing more than 300 people. President Obama will visit damaged Alabama. The Endeavour shuttle launches today and President Obama and Rep. Gabby Giffords watch; political unrest in Uganda.
April 27, 2011 The Arizona lawmaker, still recovering from the gunshot wound she suffered during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson, is going to watch her husband and the crew of space shuttle Endeavour launch on Friday.
April 25, 2011 "Medically, there is no reason she could not travel safely to Florida to participate in this incredible event with her husband," the director of the neuroscience institute at Houston's TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital confirmed today.
April 11, 2011 Interviews with her staff, friends and doctors suggest that her recovery, while significant, still has a long ways to go, the magazine says.
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April 4, 2011 "I worry about him all the time," Daniel Fernandez's sister tells The Arizona Republic. "I'm doing as well as can be expected," he says.
While Rep. Giffords recovers, her staff has continued to work. As this file photo of the office's in/out board shows, though, they do so knowing that one aide — Gabe Zimmerman — was killed in the Jan. 8 rampage.
March 31, 2011 Other Democrats are hesitating about getting into the campaign for the seat now held by outgoing Republican Sen. Jon Kyl. They first want to know if Giffords, who is recovering from being shot, will be a candidate.
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