WAUKESHA, WI (WITI) — Her favorite color is purple. That’s why the family of the 12-year-old girl stabbed 19 times by two 12-year-old classmates in the woods in Waukesha asked the community to send purple hearts to show support and love for the girl. But one recent purple heart has them in shock.
The family of the victim has issued a statement — and have provided an update on a very special purple heart received by the victim.
The statement reads as follows:
“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.”
Recently she received a very heartfelt and special gift—a military Purple Heart, given anonymously. With it was a card that read, “The Only Heart I Could Find – Be Strong.”
“She’s healing. She is getting better,” family spokesperson Steve Lyons said.
The Department of Veterans Affairs tells FOX6 News they’ve never heard of a Purple Heart being given away to a stranger.
Who sent it, or even where it came from, remain a mystery.
The family has been so touched and moved by this act of kindness that they would like to personally thank the individual, publicly or privately, for the gift and for their sacrifice for our country.
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