Tucson Health: Progress website on Giffords' aide

2011-01-10T21:00:00Z 2011-01-10T21:01:44Z Tucson Health: Progress website on Giffords' aideStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star

The family of Ron Barber, district director for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is keeping an online journal documenting his progress.

Barber spent more than six hours in surgery Saturday after being shot in the leg and in the face/neck area during the rampage that left six people dead.

He's expected to have more surgery this week and remains in intensive care.

Anyone who spent time with Giffords or ever attended one of her events knows that Barber was a constant at her side.

He was, as usual, standing beside her Saturday when the shooting began. When he fell to the ground, Barber instructed another staff member to stay with the congresswoman, according to witness reports.

Giffords remains in critical condition. Aide Gabe Zimmerman was killed, and staffer Pam Simon is recovering.

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