Giffords’ leadership lays foundation to continue work in District 8
C.J. Karamargin, the director of communications for Gabrielle Giffords, holds the protective helmet the congresswoman wore during her stay at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Memorial Hermann rehabilitation hospital. Late last month, Giffords’ office received numerous boxes containing the personal belongings that helped transform her hospital room into an “oasis of Arizona.”
Like others in the congresswoman’s office, district scheduler Pam Harrington has her workspace decorated with pictures and mementos of Giffords. Many display the New York Post cover with the headline “Gabulous.”
Gabriel “Gabe” Zimmerman’s name still appears on the sign-in board in the lunchroom of the congresswoman’s Tucson district office, located at 3945 E. Fort Lowell Road, Suite 211.
A photograph of Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, sits on an end table in an office set up for the congresswoman with things that staffers believe are special to her.
It’s business as usual for John Rorke, an office assistant in Giffords’ office.