Posted Saturday, June 7th 2014 @ 8am  by Associated Press/ 1310 WIBA Newsroom/ NBC 15

UPDATED Friday, June 6, 2014 ---

The parents of the 12-year-old Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times and left for dead have confirmed that their daughter has been discharged from the hospital through the following statement:

"Today, our daughter was released from Waukesha Memorial Hospital into the care of her family and friends. She is excited to be out of the hospital, see her pets, and continue along the road to recovery. Our family is extremely grateful for the outpouring of support and love from not only the local community, but from around the nation, and the world. We are especially thankful to everyone who has donated to the Hearts for Healing fund. 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 simple: 'I wanted to live.' We now need time to heal and ask that everyone please continue to respect our privacy and distance, and especially her anonymity, at this time."



WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) _ Waukesha police have good news about the 12-year-old whose friends stabbed her 19 times and nearly killed her over the weekend.

Police Capt. Ron Oremus (oh-RAY'-mus) said Wednesday the girl is on the road to recovery, at least physically. He says she's walking and talking again, and that she's ``a fighter'' to be recovering so well from such trauma.

Doctors say she was ``1 millimeter away from certain death'' because one of her stab wounds just missed a major artery near her heart.

Two of her classmates are charged with trying to kill her Saturday. The girls told detectives they conspired for months to kill her in hopes of pleasing Slenderman, a fictional online character.

Oremus says the victim's family is still overwhelmed and asks that their privacy be respected.