Gabrielle Giffords reports progress on recovery in New York Times essay

Wednesday marks the 3-year anniversary of a shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 13 others including former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Tuesday night, Giffords reported significant progress on her recovery.

In a New York Times essay titled "The Lessons of Physical Therapy," Giffords shares her battle back from the shooting that left her with damaged eyesight, trouble speaking, a paralyzed right arm and leg and the loss of her job.

Giffords says after years of intensive physical therapy, she has regained some use of her right arm, saying her "arm moves when she tells it to."

In the essay, she draws comparisons between her physical struggle and her fight for tougher gun laws, saying progress is slow, but each day she wakes up resolved to keep working.

Giffords was a Democratic representative for the State of Arizona from 2007-2012. She is now the founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, which is focused on gun violence.

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