This photo is of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, (D-AZ), one year AFTER some madman shot her in the head during a meeet-and-greet in a Tucson parking lot. Six people died, including an innocent 9-year-old girl, and 13 were left wounded.
Through it all, she has battled to recover as much normal function as possible and, Sunday night, led a memorial service of 1,000 in the Pledge of Allegiance. As always, her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, has been by her side.
In 2011, the public's reaction and outpouring of affection for this woman, and that community, might have been the high point in a year of such ugliness and sadness.
God Bless Gaby and I hope she recovers enough to run for re-election. If not, I hope Kelly does so to carry on her fights and her legacy.