Trying to conceive can be hard enough, but factor in fertility issues and an earth-shattering tragedy, and we can’t even imagine!
Gabrielle Giffords Was TTC When She Was Shot
We had no idea that’s what Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Congresswoman who was the victim of an attempted assassination in January 2011, and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, were up to around the time she was shot. In a joint memoir entitled Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope (out November 15, 2011), the pair reveals the sad tidbit, as well as other personal stories throughout Giffords’s triumphant recovery.
“Among the many frank details the book reveals, there is one that stands out and makes the whole incident even sadder than it already was: Giffords, who at the time of the shooting was 41, had been trying to get pregnant when she was injured,” reports Jezebel.com. “She was undergoing fertility treatments and was hoping to be pregnant by February. She even had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for just two days after the shooting.”
Ugh! The story is heart-wrenching from beginning to end. Although we’re not sure if Giffords and Kelly are going to keep trying for that baby, we can’t help but tear up and hope they do.
She also penned the last chapter in the memoir, called “Gabby’s Voice.” It has only short sentences where she vows, “I will get stronger. I will return.” Among other declarations recounted in the book, Giffords says she plans to return to Congress, too, reports CBS News.
Gabby, we feel for you, and we wish you luck as you continue to recover. You’re an inspiration to us all!
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