Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is all smiles in Facebook pictures as she is preparing to leave the hospital

gabrielle-giffords-2.jpgRepresentative Gabrielle Giffords was involved in a horrific shooting in Tucson that left six people dead, a dozen more wounded and Giffords herself recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. She has been mostly private during her recovery time, only emerging into the public eye last month to attend her husband Mark Kelly's shuttle launch.

But now Giffords has posted two pictures on Facebook - one of her with her mother Gloria (above) and one of her smiling for the camera. She looks great, especially considering the long road to recovery she's been on.

Spokesman C.J. Karamargin tells People that doctors are preparing to release Gabby from the hospital into an outpatient program. "They are preparing her to go home. This is wonderful for her."

We're glad to see her looking so healthy.


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