According to the New York Times Ms. Giffords is making remarkable progress in her recovery.

Ms. Giffords is able to stand with assistance, but cannot yet speak. Doctors said that Ms. Giffords can now identify different colors and is able to bear her own weight on her feet.“She’ll smile at me,” said her husband, Capt. Mark E. Kelly, a naval officer and astronaut. “She’ll pat me on the face. She used to do that before.”