PICTURES: Inspiring Stories from the First Half of 2011
By Carrie Mihalcik
In this photo taken from Facebook, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is show with an unidentified woman. This is one of two photos posted to Giffords' Facebook page on Sunday, June 12, 2011.(Photo from Facebook)
Stories of recovery, accomplishment, and independence have stood out during the first half of the year. Here’s a look at some of 2011's most inspiring stories (so far).