WAUKESHA, WI (WTMJ/CNN) – A 12-year-old girl who was stabbed 19 times by two of her classmates is now recovering at home.
Her family released a statement on Tuesday, thanking people who have mailed will wishes to the girl.
"This little girl wanted to send a note to all these folks whom some she'll never know that says, 'Thank you. Thank you for this. Thank you for being so kind.' You know, in tragedies like this, you see the worst in people but you also see some of the best in people," family spokesperson Steve Lyons said.
Supporters have donated nearly $50,000 toward the girl's medical bills.
Her family says she continues to deal with physical and emotional challenges after the attack.
They said her time is now occupied by rehabilitation and medical appointments.
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