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Doctors: Giffords making huge strides in recovery

Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot when a gunman opened fire at a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011.

April 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is apparently making huge strides in her recovery from a gunshot wound to the head.

A report in The Arizona Republic says doctors treating Giffords are placing her in the top 5 percent of patients recovering from her type of brain injury.

According to the paper, Giffords can walk a little, her left side is perfect and she's started making limited use of her right arm and leg.

It has been 15 weeks since a gunman opened fire in a Tucson parking lot, killing six people and wounding 13 others including Giffords.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.