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UPDATE: 12 year old Waukesha stabbing victim released from hospital

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WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- The parents of the 12-year-old girl who was stabbed 19 times announced Friday night that their daughter has been released from the hospital.    A statement from a family spokesman said, "our daughter was released from Waukesha Memorial Hospital into the care of her family and friends. She is excited to be out of the hospital, and continue along the road to recovery."

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WKOW) -- The family of the 12-year-old girl who was repeatedly stabbed in a Waukesha park says she's a "fighter" and is improving every day.
   A fundraising website set up by the family says the girl has been walking the halls of the hospital with her dad and has been watching TV in her wheelchair. Her parents say they've been trying to limit visitors because she becomes overwhelmed easily. The girl is hospitalized at Waukesha Memorial in fair condition.
   The parents expressed appreciation for the love and support from relatives, friends and community. The family is asking for homemade purple hearts with encouraging messages to put up in the girl's room.
   Two of her classmates have been charged with trying to kill her by stabbing her 19 times Saturday.
Here is the statement from the family:
> As parents of this little girl, we are overwhelmed with the amount of love and support we've been receiving from our family, friends and community. Our little girl is a fighter and is making strides of improvement each and every day. We appreciate your patience, love and support as we too are stunned and saddened by this tragedy.


> She has been able to walk the halls of the hospital with her Dad. No machine, no tubes, just she and her Dad. She has been out of bed watching TV in her wheelchair as well. She seems to like sitting in her wheelchair as opposed to the lying in bed. She still gets a little ill when she easts so we're taking that slowly. She also gets overwhelmed very easily, so we're going to try to limit visitors and allow her to have a little alone time.


> We thank you for keeping our family in your prayers during this difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised of updates on her progress. As our daughter is so young, we ask that you honor her anonymity and our family's privacy as we continue to heal and find our strength.


> With love and gratitude,

> Josef and Stacie

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