Report: Giffords Stands, Hugs Husband At NASA Event - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Report: Giffords Stands, Hugs Husband At NASA Event

HOUSTON - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords reportedly stood up from her wheelchair to hug and kiss her astronaut husband Mark Kelly in front of a crowd of hundreds at a NASA awards ceremony on Monday.

Giffords smiled and waved to the crowd as she received a standing ovation, according to ABC News.

Kelly received a Spaceflight Medal during the ceremony in Houston.

Giffords and Kelly held hands for most of the event, according to the report. The 41-year-old congresswoman also appeared to talk with people sitting around her.

Giffords has been in the Houston area undergoing rehabilitation since several weeks after the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson that left her and 12 others wounded and six people dead. >>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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