MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

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

Posted by: Rosi
January 19, 2011, 06:31 AM

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!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Books News


788 Points

wow! that’s great! I saw the news on CNN but I never knew hp could get involved in something like this!

Posted by radishraven...WBM on January 19, 2011, 06:39 AM report to moderator
609 Points

That’s really sweet! Its nice to see HP actually physically healing someone with their life :)

Posted by A Sluggish Memory on January 19, 2011, 07:00 AM report to moderator
748 Points

See, this book is really magical, welcome to our world Ms. Giffords! :D

Posted by Gene *ROAR* on January 19, 2011, 07:02 AM report to moderator
580 Points

It’s great that they use Harry Potter books to help aid in healing and recovery!

Posted by Rosie016 on January 19, 2011, 08:31 AM report to moderator
16258 Points

That is so awesome :) It should help a lot. :D

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on January 19, 2011, 08:50 AM report to moderator
510 Points

This is a really good sign, since the surgeons recently had to reconstruct her eye sockets, which were damaged in the attack.

Posted by Professor Skrewt, OoM4, SM on January 19, 2011, 09:02 AM report to moderator
730 Points

This is wonderful! I’m glad Congresswoman Giffords is making progress, and I’m glad Harry is there to help her!

Posted by RavenclawDancer on January 19, 2011, 09:13 AM report to moderator
139 Points

get well miss giffords. reading harry potter? I also read deathly hallows when staying in the hospital last year

Posted by PensievePlotter on January 19, 2011, 09:14 AM report to moderator
1481 Points

thats so good…

Posted by Mew5645 on January 19, 2011, 09:29 AM report to moderator
149 Points

Harry is healing……….. Get well soon Congresswoman Giffords !

Posted by Hinkypunkmum on January 19, 2011, 09:34 AM report to moderator

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. :)

Posted by M.Y. on January 19, 2011, 10:07 AM report to moderator
838 Points

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!

Posted by Tanderule on January 19, 2011, 10:24 AM report to moderator
11771 Points

Yes, get well soon (a wish from the other side of the pond).

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on January 19, 2011, 11:02 AM report to moderator
1189 Points

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 Giffords

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on January 19, 2011, 12:35 PM report to moderator
5389 Points

Yeah that’s the magic of Harry Potter. Hope she improves quickly. All the best

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on January 19, 2011, 12:37 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

"Everyone from the Minister of Magic downward has been trying to keep famous Harry Potter safe from Sirius Black. But famous Harry Potter is a law unto himself. Let the ordinary people worry about his safety! Famous Harry Potter goes where he wants to, wi

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!