How Gabby Giffords is using music to rewire her brain after being shot

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President Joe Biden reached out to, and fist-bumped, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at the White House Rose Garden Thursday — A moment to mark a new push to curb gun violence. Giffords was shot in the head in 2011, and has become a fierce gun reform advocate. For our arts and culture series, CANVAS, Jeffrey Brown shows how her grit brings joy, as music and science open new doors.

Judy Woodruff:

President Biden reached out and elbow-bumped with former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at the White House Rose Garden today, a moment to mark a new push to curb gun violence.

In 2011, Giffords was shot in the head outside of Tucson; 18 others were also shot. Six died. In the years since, Giffords has become a fierce advocate for ending gun violence, and is own her own quest to live a rich life and rewire her brain.

Jeffrey Brown shows how her grit brings joy, as music and science open new doors. Read more