Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords - a fellow rider struck down


Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords — recovering in hospital after being shot in the head during an apparent assassination attempt. — isn’t just a Democratic congresswoman. She’s also a motorcyclist. Pictured above with the BMW she hoped to someday ride all the way down to Argentina, Giffords is been riding and racing motorcycles for over 20 years.
Gabrielle Giffords was born June 8, 1970 in Tucson, Arizona.
Giffords a third generation Tucsonan, graduated from Tucson's University High School holds a Master's Degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York 1996. and a B.A. from Scripps College where she was awarded a William Fulbright Scholarship to study for a year in Chihuahua.
She is a fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Giffords married Captain Mark Kelly on November 10, 2007, a Navy Pilot and NASA astronaut. He was the space shuttle's pilot on STS-108 and STS-121.
She is the only U.S. Representative with an active duty military spouse.
Giffords' parents are Spencer J. Giffords and Gloria Kay Fraser Giffords. Giffords is Arizona's first Jewish Congresswoman. She is a member of Congregation Chaverim in Tucson.
We wish her a full and speedy recovery.

26 comments:

mq01 said...

godspeed to a full and complete recovery gabrielle!

the rider said...

This was in our news too, what a senseless tragedy. We pray for a speedy recovery for her and for the others involved.

Zuzana said...

I had no idea she enjoys riding too. It is a terrible tragedy that was all over the news here as well...
xoxo

A Lady's Life said...

Yes this is getting to be very bad with the shootings. But it's to be expected I guess with the way society is today.

Peter (Worldman): said...

I am always amazed, surprised and shocked that such occurances are happening frequently, to frequently. Will one day people come to their senses? I don't think so.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Amen! May God have mercy on her.

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God Bless You, ~Ron

motoroz said...

Praying for her and the other victims.

bluekat said...

I've been following this on the news. Terrible! I pray for a full recovery for Gabrielle. My heart goes out to those touched by the senseless crime.

Lady Ridesalot said...

I've been following the progress in her recovery, but I never realized she was a fellow rider. Hopefully, she enjoy another ride some day.

BeemerGirl said...

I didn't know she was a fellow rider either. Thank you for pointing that out. I was upset to learn of the entire shooting and all of the victims. I home Mrs. Giffords recovers well, and soon.

Twitch said...

Heard that she's opened her eyes for the first time. Hopefully this is a good indication she'll be up and about soon.

Trotter said...

Hi Baron! Too many guns around...

Thanks for ypur comment at Blogtrotter Two, where The Nile 2010 is coming to an end! But the temple of Philae surely deserves a comment. Enjoy and have an excellent weekend!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Lets hope for her recovery. God bless her. Looking forward for the good news.

Jen said...

I met someone who made the ride from Houston to Tierra del Fuego. He blogged about it here: http://allthewaysouth.com/


I hope she recovers quickly and gets to make that trip soon. Life makes no sense sometimes.

OiseauBird said...

lu avec interet et beaucoup d'emotion
quel horreur de voir une si belle vie menacee
merci de cet article

Emm said...

Oh, how fascinating! I had no idea she is an avid bike fan too. I am still surprised each time I see that we are almost the same age. Shocking that a woman barely 3 years older than I was shot simply for what she believes in (or on account of her being a public figure).

Anna said...

Baron thank you for this post, and update on her. This is such a sad story, and hard to believe that someone would do something like that. She seems amazing, and looks great with the motorcycle. So many achievements, and is only 1 year older than me. Anna :) PS hope all is well with you.

Baron's Life said...

It's good to see she's making progress

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