Giffords Progress “Major Leap Forward”
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to keep her eyes open for up to 15 minutes and move her legs and hands, progress that doctors are calling a “major leap forward,” although they are not ready upgrade her from critical condition.
In response to a reporter’s question about whether Ms. Giffords’s recovery might be considered miraculous, Dr. G. Michael Lemole Jr., the hospital’s chief of neurosurgery said, “Miracles happen every day, and in medicine, we like to attribute them to what we do or what others do around us. A lot of medicine is outside our control. We are wise to acknowledge miracles.”
Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, is pictured Sunday at Tucson’s University Medical Center holding his wife’s hand.Click here for reuse options!
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