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Waukesha stabbing victims' family seek online donations

WAUKESHA, WI (WTAQ) - The family of a 12-year-old Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times last month is asking people to wear something purple Tuesday, to show support for the youngster.

Purple is said to be the victim's favorite color. The girl is reportedly getting better, after two 12-year-old classmates allegedly attacked her on May 30th so they could please the fictional horror character Slender Man.

The victim's family is using the Internet to get its requests out, as it tries to stay as anonymous as it can amid the national publicity the case has attracted.

The Hearts for Healing-Wisconsin Facebook page included the request to wear purple. It also has numerous messages of support from the victim's well-wishers.

There's also a Twitter account with the Hearts for Healing hashtag. Also, the group has a page on GoFundMe which continues to take donations to help the family.

Its fundraising goal is $250,000. Almost $43,000 was raised as of Tuesday morning.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)