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‘Slenderman’ attack victim receives Purple Heart from an anonymous well wisher

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By Brendan O'Brien

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times in a murder plot allegedly hatched by two classmates to win favor with a fictional Internet character, has been sent a prestigious Purple Heart medal by an anonymous well-wisher, the victim's family said on Tuesday.

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The Purple Heart was recently sent to the 12-year-old girl in an unsigned card that read, "The Only Heart I Could Find – Be Strong," the family said in a statement.

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