MISHAWAKA—The country continues to follow the progress of a U.S. Congresswoman's recovery since her attempted assassination. As of Wednesday morning, Gabrielle Giffords' condition was upgraded from serious to good, and she should soon be transferred to a center for rehabilitation.
A local woman is also fighting back from a gunshot wound to the head. One month before a gunman opened fire, injuring Giffords, a woman who was working in a South Bend office took a bullet to the head. Teresa Blake, 46, was shot on December 8 through a first-floor window at Specialized Staffing Solutions. Blake is also recovering from her traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Paul Desmarais, of St. Joseph Rehabilitation Institute in Mishawaka, said patients recovering from a brain injury can expect ups and downs. He said at an inpatient rehab center, the patient will usually go through at least three hours of therapy a day, including physical, speech, and occupational therapies.