In what was clearly the most emotional moment last night at the Democratic National Convention, former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Get ready to be inspired by this video–and the strength, determination and positive spirit of this woman.
Giffords, who was critically injured in the Tucson shooting in January 2011, walked onstage with her friend and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She delivered the pledge in a strong, heartfelt voice with her left hand holding her right hand to her heart (because her left side is still weakened from the shooting).
Gabby stepped down from Congress in January to focus on her recovery, and she has made great strides. Her speech and mobility are still slightly impaired from the bullet that hit her brain, but considering that the shooting almost took her life, we were so impressed with the progress she has made with her health.
We were equally as inspired with the emotional spirit, positive attitude and determination she exuded. It was quite a sight.
When Gabby was done, the audience cried and chanted cheers of “Gabby! Gabby!” So did we.
Take a look (but grab a tissue first):