Parents of Waukesha stabbing victim release first statement

CREATED Jun 5, 2014

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WAUKESHA -- The parents of the 12-year-old stabbing victim in Waukesha released their first statement through a family spokesperson Thursday morning.

“As parents of this little girl, we are overwhelmed with the amount of love and support we've received from our family, friends and community. Our little girl is a fighter and is improving each and every day. We appreciate your patience, love and support, as we too are stunned and saddened by this tragedy. As our daughter is so young, we ask that you honor her anonymity and our family's privacy as we continue to heal and find our strength.”

Two 12-year-old girls are accused of holding down and stabbing the victim 19 times on Saturday.

Doctors at Waukesha Memorial said the girl is now in fair condition --  walking and talking again.

The family has also opened an online fundraising campaign to raise money for medical and legal expenses. Donations can also be made at any BMO Harris Bank branch to the Hearts for Healing Fund.  

At the request of the family, homemade hearts of paper, fabric and felted wool that are purple in color and infused with prayers can be sent to: Hearts for Healing, P.O. Box 407, Waukesha, WI, 53187-0407.