current events http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/3904/all en Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Skater and Cyclist http://roadskater.net/rep-gabrielle-giffords-skater-and-cyclist <p>Just noticed a couple of reports that give a new angle to the story of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her long road to recovery after nearly being assasinated on January 8th. One is that she is a very active inline skater as it turns out. According to this <a href="http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_3589e426-229b-11e0-80e0-001cc4c03286.html">local news story about Rep. Giffords's progress</a>. she was regularly seen skating the asphalt loop around Reid Park in Tucson.</p><blockquote><p>Supporters have become accustomed to a “miracle every 48 hours,” said Michael McNulty, Giffords’ perennial campaign chairman.</p> <p>“The rhetorical problem is that the doctors always say: ‘Given what she’s been through, she’s doing wonderfully.’ That’s kind of like saying ‘They’re going to China, and given that they have to walk, they’re doing great.’</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/rep-gabrielle-giffords-skater-and-cyclist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/rep-gabrielle-giffords-skater-and-cyclist#comments InlineCafe.com 2011 United States of America (USA) Arizona (AZ) brain injuries current events Gabrielle Giffords inline skating roadcycling roadskating Tucson AZ US House of Representatives North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1306 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:57:13 +0000 timv 1306 at http://roadskater.net