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Jewish Former Congresswoman Finally Returns Home

Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords returns to Tucson after 18 months in Houston

By: David Shear

Published: August 13th, 2012 in News » World

Jewish Former Congresswoman Finally Returns Home

After spending close to a year-and-a-half in Houston where she has been undergoing rehabilitation, Gabrielle Giffords, the Jewish former Arizona congresswoman shot in the head in Tucson in January of 2011, is finally returning home.

Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly, a retired astronaut, announced on Twitter over the weekend that the pair was moving back to Tuscon, the city where the attack took place.

On Twitter, Kelly wrote: ‘Moving back to Tucson today. Gabby has been waiting for this day for a long time.’

"She's gone home before to visit, but this is different," Kelly told the Arizona Daily Star. "She'll be home for good. She's very, very happy. Since the day she basically realized that she was not in Arizona anymore after her injury ... very early on, the first stuff she talked about was getting home," Kelly told the newspaper. "But it was very important for her to be in Houston, where she was able to get very specific therapy for this type of injury. She did that for a year and a half and the second we realized that was going to start winding down, it was time for us to start looking forward to how we could get to Tucson."

The couple has reportedly bought a home in Tucson.

Giffords, 42, was shot in the head by gunman Jared Lee Loughner in January last year while meeting constituents at a Tucson shopping center. She resigned from Congress in January, 2012, to focus on her recovery. During the attack, Loughner killed six people and wounded 13.

In a plea bargain arrangement made last week, Loughner pleaded guilty to the attack, and will receive a life sentence but will void the death penalty.

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