Malala Yousafzai Speaks Out

The young girl targeted by the Taliban is grateful for her "second life."
3:07 | 02/04/13

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And now to an abc news exclusive, with the inspiring young girl targeted by the taliban. Just because she wanted girls to go to school. Tonight, malala yousafzai speaks. Abc's bob woodruff has talked to her father, as well, about the fragile young girl full of so much passion and purpose. Reporter: Malala's journey from this to this is nothing short of a miracle. And today, for the first time, people heard her voice. Today, you can see that I'm alive. I can speak. I can see you. I can see everyone. And I'm getting better day by day. It's just because of the prayers of people. Reporter: Prayers and letters sent to this young girl who became a symbol of hope. She was just 12 when the taliban shut down her school. Public crew said began. Ave the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to speak. Reporter: Her actions made her a target. Last october, she was brutally attacked. Gunmen entered her van and shot her at point blank range in the head. She was medevaced to england in critical condition, but she refused to die. The bullet glanced off her skull, traveled cown her check and into her shoulder. Incredibly, it didn't enter her brain. As her story spread, so did her following. I spoke with her father, a schoolteacher himself. Malala has become a hero. She has now triggered a huge movement around the world. She gets letters from children. Malala is incredible. Reporter: They have made videos for her. Have you ever imagined it would be this kind of reaction to what happened to her? I think malala is an inspiration for the children all over the world. When she fell, pakistan stood and the whole world supported her. Reporter: Today, malala was sitting up in bedfter five hours of surgery this weekend, to repair her skull and damaged ear. She released a video statement, talking about her new fun. I want to serve. I want to serve the people. And I want every girl, every child, to be educated. And for this reason, we have organized malala fund. Reporter: What are you trying to accomplish by the our aim and our dream is to educate children. Especially girls, because when you educate girls, you educate the whole fa. You educate a generation. You educate all other coming children. Reporter: The challenge is enormous. Today, there are 32 million girls around the world who are not in school. Now, while that fund is ayet to get off the ground, she's recovered now. And on the left side, you can see she was paralyzed on the left side. Hopefully, between the next nine months to 18 months, the doctors working on the nerves, she can get back to normal. But her words are so powerful. Incredible. Reporter: She's moving really is. Sure is. Bob woodruff reporting in.

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