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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:40 PM

Doctors:Pakistani girl shot by Taliban to undergo final surgery to cover hole in her skull (Malala)

Source: The Washington Post

LONDON — A Pakistani girl whose defiance of the Taliban turned her into an international icon is headed toward a full recovery once she undergoes a final surgery to reconstruct her skull, doctors said Wednesday.

Dr. Dave Rosser of Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital said that 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai needs the operation to replace the bone shattered when a Taliban gunman, angered at her objection to the group’s restrictions on girls’ education, sent a bullet through her skull. Rosser said that Malala had made a “remarkable recovery.”

“She’s very lively, she’s got a great sense of humor,” Rosser told journalists at the hospital. “She’s not naive at all about what happened to her and the situation she’s looking forward to in terms of being a high-profile person, and potentially a high-profile target. She’s not naive to any of that, but she remains incredibly determined, incredibly cheerful and incredibly determined to speak for her cause.”

That cause has turned Malala into a symbol for a girl’s right to an education.
At the age of 11, she began writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s picturesque Swat Valley, which Taliban militants briefly overran. After the military ousted them in 2009, she began publicly speaking out about the need for girls’ education. She appeared frequently in the media and was given one of the country’s highest civilian honors for her bravery.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/doctors-pakistani-girl-shot-by-taliban-to-undergo-final-surgery-to-cover-hole-in-her-skull/2013/01/30/7e29b634-6ad3-11e2-9a0b-db931670f35d_story.html

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:53 PM

1. k and r--thank you for posting this. I had intended to see if there was an update on her condition.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:03 PM

2. She is very fortunate...

...and we are very fortunate...

From the article:

Asked whether Malala showed any signs of brain damage — such as memory loss or hormonal changes — Rosser said doctors had seen none.


The world will have strong young women like Malala to continue the struggle for women's rights.

thanks for the post, hue.

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