‘Slender Man’ Attack Victim ‘Strong, Brave Girl’ Who ‘Wanted to Live’

The Wisconsin family of the “strong, brave girl” who was allegedly stabbed 19 times by her two friends after a weekend sleepover has posted a letter near the site of her rescue, providing first-time details about the injured sixth-grader amid her release from the hospital today.

“We, the family, of the 12-year-old victim in Waukesha, WI are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from the surrounding community, across the country, and even overseas,” they write in the letter.

Her parents have since issued a separate statement confirming the girl’s release from Waukesha Memorial Hospital, adding, “While we have kept discussions about the events of May 31, 2014 with her short, we did ask how she found the strength to crawl out of the woods. Her response was simple: ‘I wanted to live.'”

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