Malala improving, but 'not out of the woods'
Malala, seen here in a hospital in Pakistan, is now getting treatment in Britain.
October 19th, 2012
06:37 AM ET

Malala improving, but 'not out of the woods'

Pakistani teen education activist Malala Yousufzai has been able to stand up and is "communicating freely," the director of the UK hospital where she is being treated said Friday. Malala can't talk because she has had a tracheotomy tube inserted, but she is writing coherently, hospital director Dave Rosser said.

The schoolgirl "is not out of the woods yet" but is doing very well, Rosser said.

There "is certainly physical damage to the brain" from the bullet that entered Malala's head but that she appears to be functioning well intellectually, he said.

Malala is being treated for signs of infection from her gunshot injuries, he said. The 15-year-old has been able to listen to her father on the phone although she cannot speak, he added.

Malala was shot in the head and shoulder 10 days ago after she dared to speak out against the Taliban.


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  1. paperjihad

    My thoughts and prayers for Malala and her family.

    October 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fredsta

    Long live Malala! Muslim Woman Hero of Freedom.

    God bless her, and all those who have taken up her cause.

    October 22, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. juancho baril

    she is indeed a hero for all muslim.. wake up malala.. you will be the best example of arab freedom

    October 22, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • JENNY

      Indeed she is. I just wish people didn't believe what these animals did to her is in our book. I hope she has guards around her all the time so she can continue fighting.

      October 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • demo

      She's a heroine by any standards by any nation not only the Muslim world.

      October 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. marsh0

    Hat's off to the UAE who apparently took upon themselves the task of bankrolling this heroine's recovery and for publicly standing up for her.
    Pakistan should have been at the forefront but apparently they are scared of the Taliban.
    good to know that the Arabs have a country like the UAE ready and willing to "do the right thing".
    I thought that the USA as leader of the free world should have done more to show support for Malala. If not us then who should represent freedom to the rest of the world?

    October 22, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. Link

    I'm so glad that she is going to be OK. As the Quran states "They plan and plot and Allah also plans. Allah is the best of planners" Bad guys didn't win this time.

    October 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kevin

    Why is this international news? Thisis just Pakistani news 🙂

    October 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Because many people care about the welfare of people in other countries.

      October 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh

      Kevin, your 'happy face' is in direct contradiction to your question. Either you are the world's coldest person, or you haven't read the story. This child was shot in cold blood, in the head, for standing up to the Taliban, the terrorists who are responsible for '911' and other atrocities. If you stood up for women's right to an education over in Pakistan knowing the Taliban was all around, and they called you out of work one day and shot you in the head, I think your family members would be appalled if it was not reported on the world news. And I bet you're a little older than Malala. The world is waiting for to pull through.

      October 23, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
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