June 10th, 2014
12:24 PM ET

Stabbed Wisconsin Girl's Family Wants Supporters to "Go Purple"

Less than two weeks after she was brutally stabbed, a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl is home recuperating and feeling well enough to tease her younger brother, her family says.

"Her physical wounds, thankfully, are healing more quickly than anticipated and her pain is decreasing daily," the family said in a statement. "For that, we are so grateful."

The family has designated Tuesday as "Go Purple" day. It's the survivor's favorite color and the family is asking supporters to wear it.

The family has asked that the victim not be named for her safety and because she is a minor.

Purple is also part of the theme of the official #HeartsForHealing fundraiser for the victim and her family.

The campaign has raised more than $42,000 toward its goal of $250,000, and has also resulted in an outpouring of homemade purple hearts to be delivered to the girl and her family.

"The messages that people are including in their hearts, the time and effort that they're putting into some of these projects, it was absolutely incredible," Dana Hoffman, a family friend and spokeswoman and one of the organizers of the Hearts for Healing campaign, told CNN's "New Day."

The girl's family said it is "overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from the surrounding community, across the country, and even overseas."

To help, visit: http://www.gofundme.com/HeartsForHealingWi

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