Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has thanked people from around the world who have supported her as she recovers from the traumatic attack. The Taliban attacked her on October 9, 2012 when she was in a van coming home from her school in Swat Valley. Gunmen stopped the van, found Malal, and shot her in the head and neck. This attempted assassination would have surely worked and deteriorated the schoolgirl activism in Pakistan, as the Taliban expected, but, by some miracle, Malala survived. She is now at a hospital in Britain, where she was transferred after the assassination attempt. Examinations revealed that she had suffered no major neurological damage, but she is still a long way from recovery. Her father, Ziauddin Yousufzai, says that she is reading books and walking in the hospital in the city of Birmingham, trying to recover. The Pakistani Taliban have threatened to go after her again, but Malala seems to not be scared. "People have actually supported a cause, not an individual," she said in her thanking message. "Let's work together to educate girls around the world."