There’s no place like home

Another piece of good news (thanks to Maureen for sending me the link) – Malala is out of the hospital.

Over the past few weeks, Malala has been leaving the hospital on home visits to spend time with her father Ziauddin, mother Toorpekai and younger brothers, Khushal and Atul.

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said doctors believe she will continue to make good progress outside the hospital.

The schoolgirl is due to undergo cranial reconstruction surgery in late January or early February.

Dr Dave Rosser, the trust’s medical director, said: “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery.

“Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers.

“She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her care.”

That makes me happy.



  1. says

    This is very good to read. Makes me happy.

    Still worried about her safety, though. Part of me wants to question how safe she’d be the in the UK, and if she’d be safer in the US, but then I remember that, considering the people after her (political fanatics), there is no safe place for her, really… the UK is no less safe than the US I just hope, wherever she is, she’s protected as much as human beings can protect her. She’s a powerful person, and a voice that should be heard for decades to come.

  2. Sercee says

    The part I love most about this whole story (aside from Malala’s actual recovery and despite the horror that it happened in the first place) is that those monsters who tried to silence her martyred her and made her a shining beacon of hope all at once. They tried to murder a child for daring to hope for a future and instead helped elevate her to something they could never dream of. She’s surrounded by support and admiration, she’s being given some of the best medical care available in the world, her family has a new place in the world removed from poverty, and she’s only going to continue inspiring people.

    If only that was the good ending that happened more often when children are shot at.

  3. says

    Yeah, there’s definitely no place like home to a girl, who nearly lost her young life because she stood up for her right to be educated. A right that a lot of people in the Western world mostly take for granted. I hope her cranial reconstruction surgery goes well, and that she won’t have to endure much more complications. She’s been to hell and back. All else pales into insignificance when you read such a harrowing story at this one of Brave Malala. The hospital photo of her is so poignant. I see from it that she’s able to stand un-aided. That is a plus. Speedy recovery Malala. There’s no doubt that the Brummies will take you to their hearts. You are a pure inspiration.

  4. ajb47 says

    Philadelphia’s local 11:00pm news (WPVI) just covered the story of her leaving the hospital. I don’t watch local news regularly (There comes a certain “the world is going to hell” feeling when all you hear is the crimes that get committed locally), but I check their website more often (mostly for weather, but I do get to see the major headlines) and I don’t remember the first part of Malala’s story (you know, where she got shot for the crime of saying, “Yay, educated women”) being covered here.

    Maybe I’m getting spoiled, but that’s almost like journalism, right?

    (I realize this may be a bit off-topic, but it was something that struck me and I didn’t know where else it might go.)

  5. Wave says

    I don’t think she’s all that safe in the UK. because the country has become a clearing house for islamist radicals some of whom would no doubt leap at the opportunity to finish the job.

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