Gabby Giffords returns home to Tucson

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Gabby Giffords returns home to Tucson

CREATED Aug 12, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor AveyStephani Ruiz

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, are moving back to the Old Pueblo.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. Sunday, Kelly sent out a message on Twitter- " Moving back to Tucson today. Gabby has been waiting for this day a long time." 

It has been a long road to get here.

The first images from the January 8th shooting were of Gabby- lying on a gurney and being rushed away with a gunshot wound to her head.

10 months later, after spending months in intensive therapy in Houston, Gabby's first public words in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer.

Now a year and a half after the tragedy that took her away from Tucson, she is back.

Congressman Ron Barber says he's happy to have Gabby back.

He sent us this statement- "I'm sure that Tucson and all of Arizona feels like I do today- we are happy to have our friend home. I know how hard she has worked to be able to move back and it's wonderful to see her accomplish yet another goal in her recovery."