Giffords Stable, Husband Says 'Little We Can Do but Pray'
Husband thanks nation for 'outpouring of support'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 10, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Marcia Allina of Bronx, N.Y., observes a moment of silence for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, and other victims from Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Ariz., in Albany, N.Y., Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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(Newser) – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in stable—though still critical—condition ahead of her alleged attacker’s court appearance today at 2pm in Phoenix, CNN reports. Giffords is "functioning at a high level," though "we’re not out of the woods yet," said a doctor. "At this phase in the game, no change is good, and we have no change." Seven other victims remain in the hospital, with five in serious condition; two are in good condition.

Giffords’s husband, meanwhile, has made his first public statement since the tragedy, thanking the country for an “outpouring of support” as the family mourns the victims. “We must never forget them, and our prayers are with their families,” Mark Kelly said. “There is little that we can do but pray for those who are struggling,” but those “inspired to make a positive gesture” could look to organizations Giffords supports: Tucson’s Community Food Bank and the American Red Cross.