Tucson Shooting Victims Visited By President Barack Obama

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Thursday, January 13, 2011

TUCSON (GaeaTimes.com)- President Barack Obama visited the Tucson shooting victims on Wednesday along with First Lady Michelle Obama. The U.S. President visited the hospital and spent about nine minutes with Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly before visiting other wounded victims. After that, he attended the memorial service of the Arizona shooting victims.

Tuscon shooting witnessed death of six people and 14 other victims were injured severely, which included U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. The Congresswoman was shot in her head and she was in a critical condition at the hospital. However, the doctors said that they are optimistic about her treatment and the Congresswoman is responding to the medications. Moreover, few days before, the doctors reported that Gabrielle Giffords is responding to the commands of the doctors as well. In his Tucson memorial speech President Barack Obama said that when he visited the U. S. Representative, she opened her eyes for the first time after ever-since deadly shooting rampage.

The President said that Gabrielle Giffords knows that all the Americans love her and the citizens will be “rooting her” throughout the difficult journey. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, was also with the President and the First Lady when they visited the Tucson shooting victims. The Senator said that while they were in the room, the President, First Lady and everybody else told Gabrielle Giffords that she is an inspiration for the country for her courage and strength to fight against all the hardships. Kirsten Gillibrand said that after Gabrielle Giffords heard their voices, she struggled a little and then opened her eyes for the first time. The Senator said that this was a “miracle” that he witnessed.

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