24
      Tuesday
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      Wednesday
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      Thursday
      14 / -1

      Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

      Authorities say a slumber party at this Waukesha home preceded a May 31, 2014, incident where two 12-year-old girls allegedly stabbed another girl 19 times. (WITI-TV)
      Authorities say a slumber party at this Waukesha home preceded a May 31, 2014, incident where two 12-year-old girls allegedly stabbed another girl 19 times. (WITI-TV)
      WAUKESHA (AP) - The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift.The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home. Her family had asked that well-wishers send her purple hearts, reflecting her favorite color and shape. She was inundated with paper hearts from around the country.Now one anonymous donor has given her the real thing: a military Purple Heart. The medal is awarded to veterans who are wounded or killed in action.The girl's family said Tuesday the medal came with a card that read, "The only heart I could find! Be strong!"The girl's family has asked that her name not be revealed.