A Life Dedicated to Public Service
Words once come easily; today I struggle to speak. But I have not lost my voice. America needs all of us to speak out, even when you have to fight to find the words.Gabby Giffords
Fighting to End Gun Violence
After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Gabby said enough was enough and founded the organization today known as Giffords. As a national leader on gun violence prevention, she’s working to build the safer future our children deserve.
Before she was shot, Gabby loved to talk—but aphasia changed how she communicates. For many, the speech disorder can be isolating. That’s why Gabby co-founded the Tucson-based nonprofit Friends of Aphasia, which helps people with aphasia find the support and community that can make a difference.
Music & Physical Therapy
Music, physical therapy, and cycling have been pillars of Gabby’s recovery, providing a source of strength for her mind, body, and spirit. At the annual El Tour de Tucson, friends often say it’s hard to keep up with her on her bike.