Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head Jan. 8, 2011 when a gunman opened fire at a campaign rally. It left six people dead and several others injured. Giffords opens up in her first TV interview since the shooting Monday night (Nov. 14) on a special edition of “20/20.” Diane Sawyer, who conducts the interview, stopped by “Good Morning America” with a sneak peek of the interview.
“No doctor could say for sure … but she has an indomitable will,” says Sawyer, of Giffords’ recovery. “Make no mistake – it is so exhausting. She knows something is profoundly wrong. There are tears, she is shattered. She says to her husband at one point, ‘I’m beaten’ and her husband says, ‘Beaten up, not beaten.'”
Gabby and her husband Mark Kelly are also promoting their book, “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.”
Sawyer says of the book, “It is a love story … what he does when no one thinks for sure she can surface. He just throws a rope and he is pulling her out and she is willing her way through this.”
The interview airs Monday night, Nov. 14, on ABC’s “20/20” at 10 p.m. ET/PT and the book is out Tuesday, Nov. 15.