Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left Texas today to undergo intensive therapy in North Carolina through Nov. 4.
The Arizona Democrat’s two-week stay in Asheville had been planned for months, according to a statement from her office. Giffords will receive treatment from a therapist who has worked with her for several months in Houston as she recuperates from a brain injury.
Giffords was shot in the head Jan. 8 at a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz. The attack killed six people and wounded her and 12 others.
American flags decorate the hood of an antique Ford car in the 4th of July Parade in Ripley, W. Va., on July 4, 2014. The parade is billed as "the USA's largest small town Independence Day Celebration."