road to recovery
Malala Undergoes Two Operations
She miraculously survived a shot to the head, and now 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai is recovering after a successful five-hour surgery in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The young Pakistani activist for girls' education had a titanium plate molded to the missing part of her skull and a cochlear implant fitted for hearing purposes during two operations. A hospital spokesperson says Yousafzai is awake and speaking, and the medical team is "very pleased" with her recovery.