NEW INFORMATION: Stabbing victim walking the hospital halls; Principal saw no warning signs of impending attack

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WAUKESHA, Wis. – June 5, 2014 – Spurred by the unthinkable actions of two 12-year-olds, the family of a southeastern Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times and miraculously survived has launched “Hearts for Healing”, an online fundraising campaign. The campaign aims to raise $250,000 to help meet medical and legal expenses. Donations can be made online Supporters in southeastern Wisconsin can visit a BMO Harris Bank branch and donate to the Hearts for Healing Fund.

The survivor’s family also asks for extend blessings and love for the child by requesting homemade hearts of paper, fabric and felted wool that are purple in color and infused with prayers, love and light. The hearts will blanket the walls of the girl’s room to remind her that the power of love is greater than all else. Hearts can be sent to: Hearts for Healing, P.O. Box 407, Waukesha, WI, 53187-0407.

On May 31, 2014, a 12-year-old girl went into the woods in Waukesha, Wis. to play hide-and-seek with two of her friends. Merely a ruse, the two friends stabbed her 19 times and left her for dead. Remarkably, having sustained stab wounds to her arms, legs and torso, she managed to crawl to a nearby street and was found by a passerby, who contacted the Waukesha Police Department. She is currently recovering at a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and is stable condition.

The girl’s parents issued the following statement: “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.”

Supporters are encouraged to share messages of healing prayers and hope by following the #HeartsForHealing campaign on social media or visiting the Hearts for Healing page on Facebook at

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- The family of the 12-year-old girl who was repeatedly stabbed in a Waukesha park says she's a "fighter" and is improving every day.

A fundraising website set up by the family says the girl has been walking the halls of the hospital with her dad and has been watching TV in her wheelchair. Her parents say they've been trying to limit visitors because she becomes overwhelmed easily. The girl is hospitalized at Waukesha Memorial in fair condition.

The parents expressed appreciation for the love and support from relatives, friends and community. The family is asking for homemade purple hearts with encouraging messages to put up in the girl's room.

Two of her classmates have been charged with trying to kill her by stabbing her 19 times Saturday.
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- The principal of a Waukesha middle school says the two sixth-graders accused of stabbing a classmate are good students with no prior behavioral issues.

Mark Wegner says there were no warning signs of what was about to happen to the 12-year-old girl. She was stabbed 19 times in a Waukesha park last Saturday.

Reports say Wegner says all three girls were friends and were "just normal students" who participated in class. The principal says the crime has been difficult for everyone at Horning Middle School to comprehend.

A criminal complaint charging the girls says they were trying to pay tribute to the fictional character Slender Man when they lured the victim into the woods and stabbed her. The complaint says the girls believed the character was real.

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