Thursday, January 20, 2011

Friday Morning: Giffords on the Move

Posted By on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:16 PM

News from the office of Gabrielle Giffords:

TUCSON —U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be moved to TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston on Friday, Jan. 21.

The congresswoman will leave University Medical Center at approximately 9:15 a.m. She will travel by ambulance to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for the flight to Houston.

A group of VFW motorcycle riders has volunteered to escort the ambulance to the base. The congresswoman rode with this group in May 2009, when they escorted the remains of Civil War-era veterans from Tucson to Sierra Vista.

The congresswoman will travel on a Challenger aircraft. She is expected to land at William P. Hobby Airport at approximately 1:15 p.m., Houston time, and then be taken by helicopter to TIRR Memorial Hospital.

Joining the congresswoman on the 2 hour, 15 minute flight will be:

· Mark Kelly, her husband;

· Dr. Peter Rhee, her UMC trauma surgeon;

· Tracy Culbert, one of her nurses in UMC’s intensive care unit;

· Gloria Giffords, her mother;

· Pia Carusone, her chief of staff; and

· C.J. Karamargin, her communications director.

The route to the base will be as follows: Cherry Avenue to Helen Street, east on Helen Street to Campbell Avenue, south on Campbell Avenue and Kino Boulevard to Aviation Parkway, southeast on Aviation Parkway to Golf Links Road, and east on Golf Links Road to the base’s Swan Road gate.

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