Doctors at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston gave more information about the current status of Giffords, who was shot on January 8. They said that Giffords' breathing tube will be removed next week and her ability to walk with assistance has improved. Music therapy has also helped the Democratic representative find her voice, ABC News reports.
"I'm very happy to report that she's making leaps and bounds in terms of neurological recovery," Dr. Dong Kim said.
Giffords' astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, has reportedly that she was in hospital because she was shot in Arixona, but avoided mentioning about the six killed and 12 others injured during the incident.
"She has a personality that's already showing through. She's very upbeat, focused on getting better. ... She's just been very forward looking and, even with the speech, she's not showing much frustration," Kim said.
It was reported on Friday that Giffords would attend next month's launch of her husband's space shuttle Endeavour, and today doctors have said there was a good possibility that she could be a part of the event.