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Congresswoman Giffords Looking at Pages of Harry Potter as Part of Recovery

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Posted by: Rosi
January 19, 2011, 06:31 AM

A New York Times article about the recovery of the critically injured U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords revealed that Congresswoman Giffords has begun to show some impressive signs of progress, including looking at "pages of large-print text taken from a Harry Potter book".

Ms. Giffords was one of the victims of a shooting near Tucson, Arizona just under a fortnight ago in which six people were killed and another thirteen injured.

Thanks for the heads up Hank!

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This is so wonderFul or this innocent lady. I’m so glad she is getting better everyday. It was horrible what happened to her and the no less regretted civilians. Harry is healing and it’s a truly magnificent gift.

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on January 19, 2011, 10:37 PM report to moderator
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Such a magical feeling, knowing that she is recovering while reading HP. I can only hope she makes it through this rough time to show that we are stronger than the violence that shapes our world.

Posted by Liderc on January 20, 2011, 12:37 AM report to moderator
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A wonderful notion; EPISKY!

Posted by TreacleKreature on January 20, 2011, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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harry potter is therapeutic! =D

Posted by Winkyxx on January 20, 2011, 05:13 PM report to moderator
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Glad that she is recovering.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on January 20, 2011, 08:15 PM report to moderator
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Harry Potter can cure people with its magic! All the best to Gabrielle Giffords!

Posted by harrypotter = life ! on January 20, 2011, 08:52 PM report to moderator
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I wonder if they are asking her questions about the text to see if she’s understanding it.

Posted by PotionsMaster7 on January 20, 2011, 10:31 PM report to moderator
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Wow, that’s wonderful!

Posted by Books_and_Cleverness on January 21, 2011, 02:28 AM report to moderator
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I hear about her recovery all the time on the news and I wish her the best… and that HP is something she is using in the recovery… that is pretty amazing!

Posted by JessSnape on January 21, 2011, 11:59 AM report to moderator
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In the news, I read she’s walking about now. It’s amazing!

Posted by Butterfly Boy on January 21, 2011, 12:27 PM report to moderator
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@Butterfly Boy Yup, they’ve transferred her to a rehabilitation facility in Houston, Texas. Hope the facility is well stocked with HP! :D

Posted by Oh, Neville OoM4, GS on January 21, 2011, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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How wonderful that HP is having such a healing and helping hand with the Congresswomans recovery!! She is a real fighter and her husband is predicting a full recovery. We will all keep her and all the victims in our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by hewy on January 21, 2011, 06:06 PM report to moderator
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I hope for a healthy recovery of all the surviving victims of the shooting including Congresswoman Giffords. Hp books are definetly healing and soothing to read or listen to when you’re sick or just bored. I listen to the audio tapes on my 35 min commute to wk.

Posted by molly43 on January 21, 2011, 10:06 PM report to moderator
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because love conquers all. dftba.

Posted by andarocketship on January 22, 2011, 02:46 PM report to moderator
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My mum was in the hospital last October and was reading Deathly Hallows. It was amazing to see how excited she was about the film and we talked animatedly about it every time I went to visit. HP always helps!

Posted by KiwiMcI on January 23, 2011, 07:19 AM report to moderator
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