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'Slender Man' Victim Gets Purple Heart Medal in Mail

www.newser.com Published: July 23, 2014
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Since her release from the hospital in June, the 12-year-old girl from Wisconsin who was stabbed 19 times (allegedly by two friends) in a “Slender Man”-inspired attack has received gifts and cards from all over the world—many of them made out of purple hearts, the girl’s favorite color and shape, says the AP.



But one anonymous donor decided she deserved the real deal and sent the child a bona fide Purple Heart medal, accompanied by a note that simply said, “The only heart I could find—be strong!”

The decoration is awarded to US servicemembers wounded or killed in action, Newser.com reports.

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