Politico: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were posted early Sunday on her Facebook page, two photos that show her with shorter, darker hair but few signs that she suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The photos were taken May 17 outside the Houston rehabilitation facility where Giffords has been undergoing intensive treatment since she was wounded five months ago at a meet-and-greet event with constituents. Six people died and a dozen others were wounded in the Jan. 8 attack in Tucson, Ariz.
Since then, access to the Arizona congresswoman has been tightly controlled. Until Sunday, no clear images had been released.[...]
Giffords spokesman C.J. Karamargin said staff members released the photos Sunday to help satisfy “intense interest in the congresswoman’s appearance.”
Because Giffords could be released later this month, her staff worried that her upcoming outpatient treatment could expose her more to public settings and unwanted photography.I think it was a good idea to release the photos now. Curiosity about her appearance would only intensify as time goes on. Now that the public has an idea what she looks like now, the need to know will be diminished.
“What we wanted to avoid was a paparazzi-like frenzy, and that’s why the photos are being made public,” Karamargin said. [MORE]
I must say, all those prayers for her recover have paid off. You can still see Gabby in the new pics. Once her hair grows back in, she should resemble her old self with little evidence of have taken such a severe would. God, is clearly smiling on this family.
Let's all continue to pray for her full recovery.