"Maybe it was fate"
Gabrielle Giffords gets a "little bit better every day," Mark Kelly tellsNational Prayer Breakfast
Houston-based astronaut Mark Kelly told an audience at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., this morning that his wife, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, "gets a little bit better" every day.
While his wife recovers in Houston at The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), Kelly said he had found inspiration in her "miraculous" survival after she was shot in the head in front of a Tucson supermarket on Jan. 8.
"The last month has been the hardest of my life and the hardest time of my family's life," Kelly said. "We're not the only ones... The shooting has cost other families dearly. Gabby's community in Tucson, my community in Tucson, the people of Tucson are suffering deeply - but suffering together."
During the event's closing prayer, Kelly said of the tragedy, "Maybe it was fate."
Although he didn't go into detail about the speed or scope of Giffords' recovery, he said that "Every day, she gets a little better. That's a great sign, the slope of that curve is very important."
President Obama was the featured speaker at the breakfast, where he offered a rare glimpse into his faith and offered prayers for the United States as well as the people of Egypt.
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