Clutching a white and pink teddy bear, the girl pictured in her hospital bed could be any teen that suffered a tragic accident.
But this is Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafz, who was attacked by militants after demanding education for women in her home country.
Safely in the UK now, the 14-year-old is said to be doing well by doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Though she is responding well to treatment, Dr. Dave Rosser, Medical Director at the hospital says she is not completely “out of the woods”.
Her brain is still swollen, so doctors do not yet know how damaged her brain will be and she is developing an infection in her throat.
But Dr. Dave Rosser was keen to stress how important it was for Yousafz to express her gratitude for the overwhelming support she had received since being shot.
“One of my colleagues spoke to her in Urdu, although she is understanding English, and she is keen that I share the details and thank people for their support, as she is obviously aware of the amount of interest and support, and she is keen to thank people for that,” he said.