We're so glad she's feeling better!
The girl who was stabbed and left her for dead by her 12-year-old friends, who claimed they did it as a tribute for a character known as Slender Man, has gone through more than most people will ever go through in their whole lives, but the young one is doing well these days! And she's sent out a personalized photograph to prove it!
The Wisconsin family released a photo of the little girl, while still keeping her identity unknown, surrounded by some of the purple heart shaped cards that folks around the world have sent her since she endured that senseless trauma. In the photo she can also be seen holding up her own purple heart that says — thank you!
And the family didn't just show one inspiring photo of this one inspiring girl, but also revealed how much better she's doing!
Here's what her family said in a statement:
“Our family would like to thank everyone who has supported our daughter on her miraculous road to recovery. 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 family's message went on to describe the adjustment period everyone in their family has gone through, but how it's all been made a lot easier because of the little's girl's so brave heart! The statement continued:
"Together as a family, we continue to adjust to our ‘new normal.’ She has a courageous heart and bravely deals with both the physical and emotional challenges since the attack. Though many days consist of medical appointments and rehabilitation, recently she and her father enjoyed a ‘daddy - daughter night at the movies’ and thoroughly enjoyed a Disney film. It also included, (after much persistence) a stop for a much-deserved treat at the snack area.”
Aww! We're so happy that this young girl is recovering successfully, and we hope she continues to do just that!
It seems like she has one incredible family to help her get as far away from the previous traumas in her life as possible.
Hopefully people won't stop sending those purple hearts!
Just receiving them probably helps this family out more than anyone could possibly know!!!
Check out another photo that the family describes how "a local artist drew a tree trunk – the canopy of “leaves” consists of purple hearts sent from people from around the world" up (above) !!!
[Image via Hearts For Healing.]
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