One month later: Giffords recovering at 'lightning speed' - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

One month later: Giffords recovering at 'lightning speed'

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Worker dies after falling off I-40 bridge

    Worker dies after falling off I-40 bridge

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:39:13 GMT
    (WMC) - Arkansas State Police say it appears a construction or repair worker has fallen off the I-40 bridge near West Memphis. The worker may be alive, and crews are working to get him or her out of the
    Arkansas State Police say a construction or repair worker fell off the Hernando DeSoto bridge on Interstate 40 near West Memphis on Friday.
  • BREAKING

    Jonesboro police chief suspended without pay

    Jonesboro police chief suspended without pay

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:39:06 GMT
    Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates was suspended without pay for a month by Mayor Harold Perrin for comments made about a Jonesboro news reporter.
    Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates was suspended without pay for a month by Mayor Harold Perrin for comments made about a Jonesboro news reporter.
  • Arkansas man catches 3 bears on game camera

    Arkansas man catches 3 bears on game camera

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:08:20 GMT
    One man getting ready for deer and turkey season in Arkansas stumbled upon something much larger.
    One man getting ready for deer and turkey season in Arkansas stumbled upon something much larger.

HOUSTON (RNN) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, is recovering at "lightning speed," according to a statement released by her husband on Facebook.

"I want the families of all the other victims and the entire Tucson community to know that Gabrielle will soon stand by your side to mourn this tragedy and learn how we can heal," said Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.

Kelly said that while her condition is speedily improving considering her injury, the doctors weren't joking when they called her recovery "a marathon process."

Kelly said that every day brings encouraging signs, however.

Giffords now has a healthy appetite, Kelly said. She's now eating three meals a day.

Kelly again extended his thanks to those who have continued to support Giffords four weeks after she was allegedly shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner, 22. On Jan. 8, Giffords was hosting a constituent meet-and-greet at a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, AZ.

"We can't thank you enough for the heartfelt show of support that has come in from all around Arizona and the nation," Kelly said.

In the mean time, Kelly asked for the nation to continue to keep Giffords in their thoughts. Her recovery is evidence that "prayers are being heard," he said.

Copyright 2011 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.