It was titled merely, A Message from Gabby. And with that, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced on Sunday she will resign this week as a U.S. representative to focus on her rehabilitation.
A video announcing her resignation was posted Sunday on YouTube.
The full statement from Giffords:
Arizona is my home, always will be. A lot has happened over the past year. We need to not change that but I know on the issues we fought for we can change things for the better. We can do so much more by working together. I don't remember much from that horrible day but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice. Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery and so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week I'm getting better every day. My spirit is high. I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country.
The comments from YouTube users came pouring immediately in, with most sharing best wishes and emotion for Giffords, who has remarkably recovered from a gunshot to the head.
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A true American hero, wrote Dacktyl.
I am so sorry to hear this, but understand completely. I know Gabby will be back, we have definitely not heard? the last from Gabby. With deep admiration, wrote gstockton.
God bless you. I know you will be back. Best wishes on your continuing recovery.? May you keep being an inspiration for all of us who need it, wrote smscrapper.
See Giffords' video titled A Message from Gabby below: