Giffords' staff members return to work after shooting

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by CBS

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Posted on February 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

One of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords' staff members who survived the Jan 8 shooting in Tucson has returned to work.

Pam Simon says she is thrilled to be back in the Congresswoman's Tucson office, and thankful to be alive six weeks after she was shot in the chest and the wrist.

Simon was wounded in the, which also injured Giffords and 11 others and killed six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. Giffords is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head at a Houston hospital.

Ron Barber, another Giffords staffer injured in the attack, has not yet returned to work. Gabe Zimmerman, who was director of community outreach for Giffords, was killed in the shooting.

Simon, a community outreach coordinator who worked directly with Zimmerman, returned to work Tuesday, helping organize a national art contest for high school students and responding to concerns from schools, veterans and the military, seniors and faith-based groups.

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