WATCH: Gabby Giffords Skydives To Mark Shooting Anniversary

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) went skydiving Wednesday to mark the third anniversary of the Tucson shooting that left her critically wounded.

The former congresswoman told “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie that the feat was meant to show what really mattered to her in remembering the tragedy.

“I’m alive,” she said.

Giffords also revealed in a New York Times op-ed that through rigorous physical therapy she has regained some movement in her right arm, which was left paralyzed by the shooting.

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