Slenderman stabbing victim gets purple heart

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by Chris Patterson

WAUKESHA -- The family of the 12-year-old Slenderman stabbing victim says someone anonymously donated a military purple heart to the girl. The girl's family says they want to thank the donor.

In a statement sent to the media, the family says, “Our family continues to be so moved by the prayers, well wishes, packages, financial support and purple hearts from around the world.  Our little girl has received thousands of purple hearts from numerous countries and from every state in the United States.”

The family reports they've received more than $50,000 in donations to help cover costs related to the girl's recovery.

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