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Friday, January 8, 2016

5 Years After Gabby Giffords’ Brain Injury, Her Surgeon Talks About Recovery

Former congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabrielle Giffords (center) and her husband astronaut Mark Kelly (left) arrive to hear President Barack Obama speak on reducing gun violence in the East Room of the White House on January 5, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Former congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabrielle Giffords (center) and her husband astronaut Mark Kelly (left) arrive to hear President Barack Obama speak on reducing gun violence in the East Room of the White House on January 5, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

On the fifth anniversary of the shooting of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the neurosurgeon who operated on her, Dr. Michael Lemole, tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about her surgery and rehabilitation.

Dr. Lemole says he tells many of his brain trauma patients that while they can recover from injury, their lives will be different.

Guest

  • Michael Lemole, M.D., chief of neurosurgery at Banner University Center in Tucson, Arizona.

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