Sarasota News Leader

03/15/2013

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BULLET CHANGES LIFE FOREVER COURAGEOUS COUPLE SPEAKS OUT FOR GUN CONTROL By Vicki Chatley Contributing Writer "Life as she knew it was over." That was how Capt. Mark Kelly described the moment his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was struck by a bullet during a shooting rampage while she was making an appearance in her home district of Tucson, AZ. Since that fateful day on Jan. 8, 2011, Giffords has undergone several operations and remains in therapy. Six bystanders, including a child born on 9/11, lost their lives, while others were wounded. Giffords suffers from aphasia (the total or The bullet entered the skull above the eye, partial loss of the ability to understand and traveled through the brain and exited at the use words) and sight problems. Walking is back of her head. difficult and requires assistance. NevertheCapt. Mark Kelly listens to a question during a media briefing on March 11. Photo by Robert Hackney

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