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Family says 12-year-old stabbing victim is home

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The family of the 12-year-old girl who was stabbed by friends say she is glad to be home. (Source: CNN) The family of the 12-year-old girl who was stabbed by friends say she is glad to be home. (Source: CNN)

MILWAUKEE, WI (CNN) - Less than two weeks after allegedly being stabbed 19 times by two friends and left for dead, a 12-year-old girl is back home.

The child's family says she is recuperating and feeling well enough to tease her younger brother.

"She's definitely happy to be at home with her family and her pets. You know, it's a relief to be in a familiar environment versus being in a hospital with doctors and nurses, in and out of her room constantly. So, she's resting at home and improving every day," said Krista Natarelli, a longtime family friend.

Support for the girl has been overwhelming including a campaign called "Hearts for Healing" to help cover her medical bills.

That campaign has so far raised more than $40,000.

Two other 12-year-olds are charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack.

Both are charged as adults and being held on $500,000 bail each.

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