Walking with a limp and guided by her friend, Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Giffords made her way to the well at the front of the chamber. Other members of the Arizona delegation surrounded her as Republican Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake held her hand.
"Everyday, I am working hard. I will recover and will return, and we will work together again, for Arizona and for all Americans," Giffords pledged. [Source]