Purple hearts cover stabbing victim's wall

CREATED Jun 10, 2014 - UPDATED: Jun 12, 2014

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  • The shipment of hearts, letters, and care packages a family friend picked up from the PO Box on June 9th. Image by Courtesy of the family

  • The shipment of hearts, letters, and care packages a family friend picked up from the PO Box on June 9th. Image by Courtesy of the family

  • The shipment of hearts, letters, and care packages a family friend picked up from the PO Box on June 9th. Image by Courtesy of the family

  • The shipment of hearts, letters, and care packages a family friend picked up from the PO Box on June 9th. Image by Courtesy of the family

  • The shipment of hearts, letters, and care packages a family friend picked up from the PO Box on June 9th. Image by Courtesy of the family

  • The shipment of hearts, letters, and care packages a family friend picked up from the PO Box on June 9th. Image by Courtesy of the family

  • The shipment of hearts, letters, and care packages a family friend picked up from the PO Box on June 9th. Image by Courtesy of the family

WAUKESHA - Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser - the 12-year-olds charged as adults for stabbing their friend and leaving her to die in a wooded area in Waukesha - will make their second court appearance Wednesday.
 
Meanwhile, the victim's family says the young girl is doing better each day. They're sharing with the public, something profound that she told them: "I crawled out of the woods because I wanted to live."  
 
"She's definitely happy to be at home with her family and her pets," says Krista Natarelli, a longtime family friend. "You know, it's a relief for her to be in a familiar environment versus being in a hospital with doctors and nurses, in and out of her room constantly.  So, she's resting at home and improving everyday."
 
Her miraculous recovery has been followed by supporters all around the world. On Tuesday, people posted photos of themselves - wearing her favorite color, purple - to the "Hearts for Healing" Facebook page.
 
Letters and care packages also keep pouring in, mostly in the form of purple hearts. The family of the victim requested purple hearts to fill her hospital room, and now bedroom at home.
 
Students at STEM Academy in Waukesha spent Tuesday making hearts for the girl. Many of them live close to where the crime happened, and are the same age as the victim. 
 
"I just wanted to tell her to stay strong," says Julia Shoppach, 13. "I want her to know we're thinking of her."
 
"I was really upset by what happened, and I've been praying for her," adds Kelsey Shoppach, 13. 
 
Heart-felt messages, that are helping the victim and the community heal, after such a horrifying crime.
 
So far, more than $43,000 has been raised for the young victim and her family. The family says they are extremely thankful for the outpouring of support. 
  
Homemade hearts can be sent to: Hearts for Healing, P.O. Box 407, Waukesha, WI, 53187-0407.
 
Scroll through the photo gallery above to see what other supporters have sent in.