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Gabrielle Giffords to spend birthday working on rehab


U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (File photo)

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to spend much of her birthday working on her rehab regimen.

The congresswoman, who has been in a Houston rehab hospital recovering from a gunshot wound, will turn 41 on Wednesday.

Giffords spokesman C.J. Karamargin says there might be a small birthday celebration.

Family and friends threw a small party complete with a cake for Giffords over the weekend.

The low-key affair stands in contrast to her birthday last year, when her husband brought Giffords to a trail near Tucson for a hike.

Once at the trail, she found a surprise party with her friends, family and a mariachi band.

Giffords has been in the rehab hospital for more than four months.

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