May 31, two-twelve year olds from Wisconsin attempted to stab their friend as a tribute to the Internet character Slender Man.
The young girl who miraculously survived the brutal attack is now expressing her appreciation for the outpouring of sympathy she received.
“Our family would like to thank everyone who has supported our daughter on her miraculous road to recovery,” the family said in a statement. “Our little girl has received thousands of purple hearts from numerous countries and from most continents. We simply cannot put into words how grateful we are for the prayers, packages and heartfelt messages. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support.”
The young girl wishes to remain anonymous in order to protect her identity, but her touching message certainly resonates on a personal level.
Well-wishers can contribute to the young girl’s medical treatment, which includes more appointments and rehabilitation, at the Hearts for Healing Fund.