Sep 7, 2013 1:00 PM by Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A new music video is showing images of then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the earliest days of her recovery following injuries from a 2011 shooting.
The Arizona Republic reports that Giffords is shown working with a physical therapist in the video version of the song "Overcomer," by gospel performer Mandisa. The video also shows Giffords taking tentative steps in a hospital room and sitting up in a bed wearing protective headgear.
Those video images had not been previously released.
The video also features former Olympic skater Scott Hamilton, who was treated for testicular cancer and a benign brain tumor, and Robin Roberts, co-host of "Good Morning America." Last year, Roberts underwent a bone-marrow transplant.
Giffords said in a statement she was inspired by the song because its message is "one of hope, perseverance and faith."