I find the story of Gabrielle Giffords to be very inspiring. She is a member of the U.S house of representatives for the state of Arizona. In January of this year she was shot in the head by a gunman who ended up killing many that day. Her wound was very serious, and many wondered if she would even make it through it. She went through extensive rehabilitation, and made amazing progress. She is able to read, write, walk and talk again, things that many thought she would never do again. She has made a full recovery and appears to be doing very well now.
I think her will to make a full recovery and determination to not give up is an amazing thing. In that sittuation many people would just give up, but she didn't. Her strength is something I think many could look up to and be inspired by, as I have.