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Giffords’ rehab shown in new music video

PHOENIX — A new music video is showing images of then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the earliest days of her recovery following injuries from a 2011 shooting.

The Arizona Republic reports that Giffords is shown working with a physical therapist in the video version of the song “Overcomer,” by gospel performer Mandisa. The video also shows Giffords taking tentative steps in a hospital room and sitting up in a bed wearing protective headgear.

Those video images had not been previously released.

The video also features former Olympic skater Scott Hamilton, who was treated for testicular cancer and a benign brain tumor, and Robin Roberts, co-host of “Good Morning America.” Last year, Roberts underwent a bone-marrow transplant.

Giffords said in a statement she was inspired by the song because its message is “one of hope, perseverance and faith.”

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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