This story about an Iraqi War veteran who helped inspire Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ fight to come back from a devastating brain injury caused in a shooting just over a year ago is worth a read:
By Dustin Volz
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012
WASHINGTON – Just hours before the State of the Union address Tuesday, Brian Kolfage was in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office, reflecting on the determination and perseverance of the congresswoman.
“She’s a tough woman,” Kolfage said of Giffords, whose recovery from a 2011 shooting captivated the nation. “I know she’ll overcome it (her injuries) and she’ll be stronger.”
But before Giffords inspired the nation, Kolfage – who lost both legs and an arm in a 2004 mortar attack in Iraq – inspired her.
Read the entire story here: http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2012/01/giffords-shares-special-bond-with-veteran-invited-to-state-of-the-union/