Malala Yousafzai Takes Steps Toward Recovery & Shows Taliban Can't Keep Her Down (VIDEO)

malala yousafzaiThe prayers of thousands were answered today when Malala Yousafzai stood up for the first time since being shot in the head by the Taliban last week. The 14-year-old is also off her ventilator, breathing through a tube in her neck. And while she's still unable to talk, she can communicate by writing. Which means that she's been able to answer the question on everyone's minds:

Does Malala remember what happened to her?


According to her doctors, Malala's recollection of the incident is hazy: In her mind, she was "in Pakistan on a school bus one moment, and then, in the next, woke up in a foreign country." (Apparently one of the first things she asked upon regaining consciousness was what country she was in.) 

She is also reportedly "aware of all the global media attention she has received and wants to thank everybody for their support."

So while we don't know yet how detailed Malala's memory of the incident might be, we do know that she remembers who wanted to kill her and why. I can't imagine how that makes her feel, can you? To wake up in a hospital bed at 14 years old knowing that terrorists tried to assassinate you -- and failed?

Any other 14-year-old -- hell, any other human being -- might let an attempted assassination keep them down, but I doubt Malala will ever stop. She'll never give up. Whether she makes a "full recovery" or not (doctors aren't yet certain).

Do you think Malala Yousafzai will make a full recovery and keep fighting?

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