illustrated portrait of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai

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What happens after Malala leaves the hospital?

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After being shot by the Taliban, Malala is very lucky to be alive, but as her recovery continues, it's clear that she still requires intensive physical therapy if she's going to lead anything like a normal life. The hospital in Pakistan where Malala's being treated simply doesn't have the facilities for this, so the decision is taken to fly Malala abroad. She'll receive the treatment she needs at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Birmingham, England, which is one of the world's foremost medical centers for gunshot victims.

Thanks to the hospital's expert medical care, Malala is able to make a good recovery. However, it's still way too dangerous for her to return home, as the Taliban will definitely try to kill her again. When she leaves hospital, she remains in Birmingham, where she lives with her family. Malala also starts attending a local school, where she can continue with the education that is so important to her and which was so cruelly disrupted by the terrorists who tried to kill her.

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