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Giffords 'Working Hard' to Get Better -- VIDEO

photo of Sara Sorcher
November 15, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head during a shooting spree last winter, told ABC's Diane Sawyer she is "working hard" to get better.

When Sawyer asked what Giffords wants more than anything right now in the interview aired Monday night, she replied: "Better. Better. Working hard."

(PICTURES: Giffords' Public Events Since Shooting)

 

Giffords is still struggling to find the right words to form sentences, after months of speech and physical therapy to recover from injuries sustained when a bullet entered the left side of her brain. Mark Kelly, Giffords's husband, told ABC on Tuesday that she's starting to string sentences together—one complete sentence followed by another—even though he said that's not as evident in the interview tape with Sawyer.

In the book "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope," by Giffords and Kelly, the Democratic congresswoman said she wants to return to Capitol Hill and is considering a run for reelection if she can, ABC reports.

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