Hon. Gabby Giffords and Capt. Mark Kelly Just Confirmed as General Session Speakers for NAHC’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition
Will Present “How to Serve and Prosper Even in the Most Difficult Circumstances” During the Annual Meeting October 19 – 22, 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
See, hear, and learn from former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut, and retired U.S. Navy captain Mark Kelly. The couple has shown the power of love, courage, and resilience since 2011 when Giffords survived a bullet to the head. They’ve gone on to lobby for public safety and share their inspiring story nationwide. They’ll discuss leadership, decision making, and Giffords’ ongoing recovery from the trauma to her brain. Giffords says she won’t accept failure because “I want to make the world a better place.”
“We are proud to bring our members two of our nation’s most-respected heroes” said Val J. Halamandaris, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).
Former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords has become known across the country for her resilience in the face of violence, and for her consensus-building leadership in Congress. She was first elected to Arizona's 8th Congressional District seat in 2006 and won re-elections in 2008 and 2010. Then, on January 8, 2011, a would-be assassin opened fire at a local event in Tucson, where Giffords was meeting with constituents. Six people were killed, and 13 others were injured in the attack. Among the injured was Giffords, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head and faced immediate neurosurgery to treat her life-threatening injuries.