Like Giffords, Woodruff suffered a traumatic brain injury, and like Giffords, he survived by virtue of pure luck and rapid
access to medical care. He is now back to reporting the news, but his return followed a long rehabilitation process similar
to the one facing Giffords today, he told Psychiatric News in a phone interview just before he covered a news conference by Navy Cmdr. Mark Kelly, Giffords' astronaut husband.