Gabby : a story of courage and hope / Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly ; with Jeffrey Zaslow.
Contributor(s): Kelly, Mark E | Zaslow, JeffreyMaterial type: TextPublisher: New York : Scribner, 2011Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover edDescription: vii, 309 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cmISBN: 9781451661064 (hardcover); 1451661061 (hardcover); 9781451661095 (ebook); 1451661096 (ebook); 9781442348639 (eaudio); 1442348631 (eaudio); 9781442348622 (audio); 1442348623 (audio); 9781451661071 (trade paper); 145166107X (trade paper); 9781451682717 (trade paper (Spanish edition)); 1451682719 (trade paper (Spanish edition)); 9781451682748 (ebook (Spanish edition)); 1451682743 (ebook (Spanish edition))Subject(s): Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- | Kelly, Mark E | United States. Congress. House -- Biography | Women legislators -- United States -- Biography | Astronauts -- United States -- Biography | Head -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- RehabilitationDDC classification: 328.73/092 | B
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The beach -- A new year -- The things we have in common -- "Tomorrow" -- A family of risk-takers -- "Fly away home" -- Big dreams -- Baby steps -- With this ring -- The ace of spades -- Second chances -- Higher callings -- "I wonder what happened" -- Tucson -- Sunrise -- What would Gabby want? -- The parameters of a miracle -- STS-134 -- From a distance -- Great signs of progress -- Inch by inch -- Back to work -- Gabby's voice.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, showed Americans how optimism, an adventurous spirit, and a call to service can help change the world. Their arrival in the spotlight came under the worst of circumstances. On January 8, 2011, while meeting with constituents in Tucson, Arizona, Gabby was the victim of an assassination attempt that left six people dead and thirteen wounded. Gabby was shot in the head; doctors called her survival "miraculous." As the nation grieved and sought to understand the attack, Gabby remained focused on her against-all-odds recovery. Mark spent every possible moment by her side, as he also prepared for his final mission as commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour. Now, as Gabby's health continues to improve, the couple is sharing their remarkable untold story, an unflinching look at the overwhelming challenges of brain injury, the painstaking process of learning to communicate again, and the responsibilities that fall to a loving spouse who wants the best possible treatment for his wife.--From publisher description.