Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
A month after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords displayed encouraging signs of recovery via a vocalized breakfast request.
Giffords' Chief of Staff Pia Carusone confirmed the Congresswoman asked TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital workers for toast when they brought her morning meal.
This marks a major milestone in her recovery. She was gravely injured after the January 8 shooting spree in Tucson that killed six and injured 13.
Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, has been giving updates on her progress through his Facebook page. He said yesterday she eating three meals a day at her Houston rehab facility.
Kelly is scheduled to command the space shuttle Endeavor's April 19 mission to the International Space Station. He hopes her condition improves enough to attend the launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
— By Pete Tosiello