Slender Man stabbing victim receives anonymous military purple heart

CREATED Jul 22, 2014

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WAUKESHA -- A 12-year-old Waukesha girl, who was stabbed 19 times by two classmates, has been getting support from well-wishers in the form of purple hearts as she continues to recover at home.

The young victim has received thousands of cards and purple hearts in the mail, but when she opened one card, there was an actual military purple heart.
The military purple heart was given anonymously with a card that read: “The Only Heart I Could Find – Be Strong.” A purple heart is awarded to members of the armed forces who are wounded or killed in action. 
“Our family continues to be so moved by the prayers, well wishes, packages, financial support and purple hearts from around the world," the family said in a statement. "Our little girl has received thousands of purple hearts from numerous countries and from every state in the United States.”
Supporters have donated more than $50,000 to assist the family with mounting medical expenses.

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