04/12/2012 03:06 pm ET

Gabrielle Giffords May Make Appearance At Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) may make an appearance at the Democratic National Convention this summer, according to a local TV station in Charlotte, N.C., where the convention is being hosted.

Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, said the former congresswoman may attend the Democratic convention if her rehabilitation schedule allows for it, WSCO-TV reported Thursday. Kelly made his remarks while speaking to local police officers at a luncheon. He also said Giffords, who resigned from Congress in January to focus on her physical rehabilitation, is doing well and plans to return to public service. Giffords was shot in the head in January 2010 by a gunman in Tucson.

"I'm just inspired by how hard someone can fight. As she heads out the door to go to rehab, she often says, 'Fight, fight, fight.' She's not going to give up; she's going to get better,” Kelly said.

The Democratic National Convention is set for Sept. 3-6.