Walker declares “Purple Hearts for Healing Day” in honor of Waukesha girl

MADISON, Wis. (RELEASE FROM OFFICE OF GOV. SCOTT WALKER)-- Governor Scott Walker issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, August 13 as “Purple Hearts for Healing Day” across the state of Wisconsin. This day honors the young girl from Waukesha who survived a life-threatening attack on May 31, 2014. Governor Walker invites everyone to join him in wearing purple in her honor.

“This little girl is overcoming a terrible ordeal with the help of family, friends, medical professionals, and the incredible outpouring of love and support from the great people here in Wisconsin and around the world,” said Governor Walker. “Her strength and determination are an inspiration, and on behalf of Wisconsin, I wish her well as she continues her journey to recovery.”

The 13th of August carries special meaning to this little girl and her family, as most members of their family were born on the 13th of different months. A copy of the proclamation is attached.


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