Editor’s Note: This veteran has proven him/herself to be a hero once again by anonymously giving this girl his/her purple heart. Hopefully it helps give her the courage to continue on.
An anonymous military veteran has given away his Purple Heart medal to the young Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times on May 31 by two 12-year-old classmates trying to win favor from a fictional online character named “Slender Man.”
The medal, awarded to service members wounded in battle, came with a card that read, “The only heart I could find! Be strong!”
“The family has been so touched and moved by this act of kindness that they would like to personally thank the individual, publicly or privately, for the gift and for their sacrifice for our country,” the family said in a statement to NBC News.
The family also thanked people who have donated more than $50,000 so far to a fund helping to cover medical expenses for the young victim.