Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly speak at Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona fundraiser

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly are visiting Scottsdale on Friday night for a special benefit.

The couple is speaking at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts as part of a fundraising event for the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona. The two will be talking about the challenges they overcame and the resilience of the human spirit.

Giffords was shot in the head in a January 2011 shooting outside a Tucson supermarket that left six others dead. The Democrat resigned from Congress a year later. She still has difficulty speaking and has partial paralysis in her right leg and arm.

Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty to the shooting and was sentenced last November to seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years.

 

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