Giffords to be Sent Friday to Texas Rehab Center

Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 06:35 PM

 

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be moved Friday to a rehabilitation center in Houston.

Officials at University Medical Center in Tucson say the congresswoman is expected to leave shortly after 9 a.m. local time and travel by ambulance to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for a medical flight to Texas.

A group of motorcycle riders from a Veterans of Foreign Wars post will escort the ambulance.

Once in Houston, she will be taken by helicopter to TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital.

Traveling with Giffords will be her husband, Mark Kelly; her mother, Gloria Giffords; trauma surgeon Dr. Peter Rhee and an intensive care unit nurse.

A gunman shot Giffords in the head during a rampage outside a supermarket where she was holding a meet-and-greet event with constituents.

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