Feedback
News
'Slender Man' Stabbing

Family of 'Slender Man' Stabbing Girl Cites 'Miraculous' Recovery

The 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times in what police said was an attack meant to please an demonic character known as Slender Man is well enough that she went to the movies recently with her father.

The girl’s parents said in a statement Tuesday that she still has many days of medical appointments and rehabilitation, but they said she is on a “miraculous road to recovery.”

Sign up for breaking news alerts from NBC News

“Recently she and her father enjoyed a ‘daddy-daughter night at the movies’ and thoroughly enjoyed a Disney film,” the statement said. “It also included, (after much persistence) a stop for a much-deserved treat at the snack area.”

0:25

The family, which is posting updates on a Facebook page, cited an outpouring of support for the girl and released two photos. In one, from her room at home, an artist has made a tree canopy out of dozens of purple construction-paper hearts sent to the girl from around the world.

In the other, the girl, her face not pictured, is holding a thank-you card.

According to authorities, two other girls, also 12, attacked the victim last month because they wanted to win the favor of Slender Man, a faceless, spectral character who appears in online horror stories wearing a black suit.

A court ordered a mental examination for one of the girls. The lawyer for the other girl has said he may also raise mental competence as an issue in her defense.

— Erin McClam

Slender Man
A tree composed of purple hearts sent from around the world as get-well wishes for a girl stabbed 19 times in what police said was an attack motivated by a fictional character known as Slender Man. Family photo