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The photo seems to be the only one of the three friends at a public event and it fittingly accompanied the dramatic stories about Gillibrand and Wasserman Schultz being at Giffords' bedside in Arizona when she first opened her eyes. The photo first showed up local New York paper, and we found it next on a Florida news blog.
In consultation with photographer Ron Sachs (Consolidated News Photo) and Steve Rabinowitz (Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications), we released the photo for use free of charge. We received usage requests from such media outlets as ABC, NBC Universal, and Getty Images. The photo was included in January 18th's edition of 20/20, which you can watch below. To watch the rest of the report, go to 20/20's page.
If you have not yet read how proud Congresswoman Gifford's is of her Jewish roots, click here to read an article from The Forward.
We wish her a speedy recovery.