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

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Jan 19, 2011

Posted by John Admin

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!





52 Responses to Congresswoman Giffords Looking at Pages of Harry Potter as Part of Recovery

Avatar Imageradishraven says: first wow! that's great! I saw the news on CNN but I never knew hp could get involved in something like this!Avatar ImageA Sluggish Memory says: That's really sweet! Its nice to see HP actually physically healing someone with their life :)Avatar Imagegexpert says: See, this book is really magical, welcome to our world Ms. Giffords! :DAvatar ImageRosie016 says: It's great that they use Harry Potter books to help aid in healing and recovery!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: That is so awesome :) It should help a lot. :DAvatar ImageProfessor Skrewt says: This is a really good sign, since the surgeons recently had to reconstruct her eye sockets, which were damaged in the attack.Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: This is wonderful! I'm glad Congresswoman Giffords is making progress, and I'm glad Harry is there to help her!Avatar ImagePensievePerson says: get well miss giffords. reading harry potter? I also read deathly hallows when staying in the hospital last yearAvatar Imagemew5645 says: thats so good... Avatar ImageHinkypunkmum says: Harry is healing........... Get well soon Congresswoman Giffords !Avatar ImageM.Y. says: HP has been a big part of my journey with a serious chronic illness that struck me in 2001. He's helped me through very dark times. Yes, Harry is healing! I can't imagine ever putting the books down for good. :)Avatar ImageTanderule says: I can't believe she got shot! She seems to be such a nice woman. Get well soon, Congresswoman Giffords, and thank you for reading Harry Potter!Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Yes, get well soon (a wish from the other side of the pond).Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: I think all hospitals should keep HP in store...while I was in the hospital last year/2 years ago, I kept having to ask my mom to bring up my books because I had nothing to do but sit there all day and read and it might just be me, but they did make me feel a lot better :) Get Well Soon Congresswoman GiffordsAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: Yeah that's the magic of Harry Potter. Hope she improves quickly. All the bestAvatar ImageButterfly_Boy says: It was a great tragedy. It's a wonderful fact Harry Potter will help her to heal. I hope, she will be well.Avatar Imagesueml says: Harry does help - even adults. I needed an escape after my nephew was killed in a car accident right after his 18th birthday, and my husband was in the midst of a serious illness. I started reading the books along with my son, and it was a wonderful respite from real life. (in fact, like many here, I liked them so much I read them all again).Avatar Imagequidditchluver says: Aww. That's really sweet. :) HP is always helping people inn need. Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: I remember I was in the hospital one year and I didnt read HP I watch the 2nd movie. Good Luck Congresswoman Giffords!Avatar Imagecloethebelatrixlover says: That's sweet! Hope she gets well soon :DAvatar Imagefireboltfreak13 says: Harry Potter has healing powers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get well Mrs. Giffords!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Harry Potter is amazing that way! Hope she gets better soon!Avatar ImageOh Neville says: God bless 'er. Harry will help. :)Avatar Imagehogwartslionchaser says: MAGIC EXISTS!!! AHA! WE WERE ALL RIGHT- NOT JUST CRAZY!!! HHHAAAAAAAAHHHAAAAAA! I hope she makes a speedy recovery!!!! Healing Spelll!!!Avatar ImageEmmaline10248 says: Welcome to the world of Harry Potter Mrs. Griffords. i hope you are well soonAvatar Imagejhlovesmusic says: Get well soon Ms. Giffords! Hope the Harry Potter helps! All the best~Avatar Imagejhlovesmusic says: @Hermione Weasley LOL :D So glad, so glad...Avatar Imagetinagin says: Okay, that's awesome. God bless her and all the victims of that senseless attack, and I pray for the healing of all who were affected.Avatar ImageFresca says: Get well, Ms Gifford! I hope she enjoys HP as much as we do!Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: It is so incredible that she is making a recovery! XD The magic strikes again <3 I am so glad that Harry has been part of the healing process! XD Get well soon!Avatar Imageksddancer says: 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.Avatar ImageLiderc says: 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.Avatar ImageTreacleKreature says: A wonderful notion; EPISKY!Avatar ImageWinkyxx says: harry potter is therapeutic! =DAvatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Glad that she is recovering. Avatar ImageHarryPotter-Jk.Rowling says: Harry Potter can cure people with its magic! All the best to Gabrielle Giffords!Avatar ImagePotionsMaster7 says: I wonder if they are asking her questions about the text to see if she's understanding it.Avatar Imagefalkowska says: Wow, that's wonderful! Avatar ImageJessSnape says: 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! Avatar ImageButterfly_Boy says: In the news, I read she's walking about now. It's amazing!Avatar ImageOh Neville says: @Butterfly Boy Yup, they've transferred her to a rehabilitation facility in Houston, Texas. Hope the facility is well stocked with HP! :DAvatar Imagehewy says: 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!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: 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. Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: because love conquers all. dftba.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: 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!Avatar Imagehermioneginnyluna says: That's so cool! I hope she recovers quickly.Avatar Imagemollypooh12347 says: This makes me so happy, that someone who went through so much tragedy, can find comfort and healing in these magical books. Congresswoman Giffords, I hope that healing goes well and that these books can give you some relaxation in this hard time. All our prayers are with you. Get well soon! :)Avatar Imagemaddison says: Harry Potter helps everywhereAvatar Imagesinwillys822 says: i think that is awesome, and if it helps her it should help keep HP in the forefront of everyone's mind once the movies are not in theaters anymore. Hope she improve's quickly and i wish all of the victims who were injured the best and the victims who died i send my condolenses in their time of loss. Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: Oh, that's fantastic. Thank goodness that she's making such fast progress; I wish that I had read this sooner. I pray that she makes a very fast and full recovery. :-) @HalfBloodPrincess (Jenna Evans): No, it's not just you! :D I agree! I felt the same way last year when I was in the hospital, I kept telling friends and family members who came to visit to bring the movies and the books so I could read and watch them. That's a good idea. ;-)Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: I feel that HP is a necessity. Hope she's alright now.Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: That just shows everyone how much J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter series made an impact. CHEERS TO HARRY! =]

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