Giffords To Rehabilitate In Houston

The family of Arizona State Representative Gabrielle Giffords now confirms she'll be transferred to a rehabilitation center in the Texas Medical Center later this week. Jack Williams reports.
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Memorial Hermann is considered one of the nation's premiere facilities for patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. It's been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the country's top five rehabilitation hospitals for the past 21 years.

Mark E. Kelly at the side of wife Gabrielle Giffords in the University Medical Center, recovering from injuries sustained during Tucson shooting
Mark E. Kelly at the side of wife Gabrielle Giffords in the University Medical Center, recovering from injuries sustained during the Tucson shooting

Giffords is still in serious condition, but her family is expected to transfer her to Houston before the end of the week to start what will likely be an intense rehabilitation.

Former NFL player Kevin Everett of the Buffalo Bills underwent rehabilitation at TIRR after he was paralyzed during a game in 2007. He's now able to walk again.

TIRR's brain injury program is one of only six in the nation given the designation of Model System by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
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Jack Williams

Director of News Programming

News Director Jack Williams has been with Houston Public Radio since August of 2000. He's also a reporter and anchor for Houston Public Radio's local All Things Considered segments...