MADISON (WAOW) -- Governor Scott Walker has issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, August 13 as “Purple Hearts for Healing Day” across the state of Wisconsin.
It's in honor of the Waukesha girl, 12, that survived a brutal stabbing on May 31.
After the attack, the girl's family asked people to send purple hearts as a way to show support.
Governor Walker says, “This little girl is overcoming a terrible ordeal with the help of family, friends, medical professionals, and the incredible outpouring of love and support from the great people here in Wisconsin and around the world,” said Governor Walker. “Her strength and determination are an inspiration, and on behalf of Wisconsin, I wish her well as she continues her journey to recovery.”
The 13th of August carries special meaning to this little girl and her family, as most members of their family were born on the 13th of different months.