BlogHer Ashleigh Burroughs One of 19 Shot Alongside Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
By Lisa Stone on January 09, 2011
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A BlogHer, Ashleigh Burroughs, was shot alongside Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in Tucson yesterday in an incident that killed six people and wounded 13 others. Ashleigh survived the shooting, as her daughter, "Little Cuter" reports on her blog today:
"As most of you probably know by now, my mom attended the Congress on your Corner event yesterday at her local Safeway. Just as she reached the front of the line to shake Ms. Gifford's hand a gunman appeared and began shooting with an automatic weapon. My mom was shot three times.
"That's a sentence I never thought I'd have to type.
"Right this very minute my mom is in the ICU with her leg in a traction. She suffered a wound to her left chest, one to her abdomen, and a third to her right hip. She is incredibly lucky that none of her organs were hit, even though one of the bullet's entry wounds was in her abdomen. She has been taken care of by some fantastic and proficient doctors and nurses, and a wonderful social work team."
Ashleigh's family is asking us for "healing vibes" so I wanted to invite everyone to take two minutes, head over to her blog and leave a love note. Thanks.
Lisa Stone, BlogHer Co-founder
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