12 Year Old WI Girl; Official Fundraiser

$113,667 of $250k goal

Raised by 2,259 people in 30 months
Tammie Figlinski  WAUKESHA, WI


“Perhaps everything terrible is, in its being, something that needs our love”    ― Rainer Maria Rilke

As a beautiful and kind-hearted twelve-year-old Wisconsin girl struggles for vitality and to reclaim her childhood, a campaign is underway to help her and her family both to heal and to meet the financial burden of this tragedy.

Background: On Saturday morning, May 31st a twelve-year-old went into the woods in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to play hide-and-seek with two of her friends. Merely a ruse, the two friends stabbed her 19 times and left her for dead. Remarkably, having sustained stab wounds to her arms, legs and torso, she managed to crawl to a nearby street and was found by a passerby, who contacted the Waukesha Police Department.  She is currently at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition.

The attack was premeditated and encouraged by dark readings on the Internet. The two that are responsible are now in custody. 

Now, as the child and her family struggle to begin the healing process, we, as a community of friends, must hold them in the embrace of healing prayers and all encompassing love. Love for the young girl, her family, and indeed, all the children involved. United in prayer, let the darkness be dispelled, may Love permeate all minds and hearts.

How can you help?

Extend blessings and love to the victim and her family by sending a homemade heart made of paper, fabric, felted wool. As you make your heart, infuse it with your prayers, Love and Light. These hearts will blanket the walls of this 12-year-old’s room, sending her a nurturing message. Be a part of surrounding her with beauty and kindness, so that she may be reminded that the power of love is greater than all else.

We can also offer much-needed assistance in helping to meet the mounting medical bills that can weigh so heavily on the mind, further burdening the family. The current medical costs of ICU at the hospital are growing each day, and there is no way of knowing what lies ahead for this family.  Your donation will help.

Send Your Hearts To: 
Hearts for Healing
P.O. BOX 407
Waukesha, WI  53187-0407

Make a Donation: 
Donations can be made online at the following http://www.gofundme.com/HeartsForHealingWI or go to any local BMO Harris Bank and mention The Hearts for Healing Fund.

May our love illumine all hearts and minds.

P.S. Please share this letter with your friends and family via Facebook or other means.

Supporters are encouraged to share messages of healing prayers and hope by following the #HeartsForHealing campaign on social media or visiting the Hearts for Healing page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HeartsForHealingWI

*THIS IS THE OFFICIAL FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN FOR THE FAMILY & VICTIM (SURVIVOR). News Media; Wisconsin stabbing: Violence influenced by fiction.

{If you know her, please help us protect her identity} Do not use her name in any posts via social media, comments, etc. Thank you for all of your love & support.

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Update 19
Posted by Tammie Figlinski
21 months ago
"Thank you for sharing Payton's story. We were so touched and amazed by her strength and determination to live." Thank you, students of Pure Energy Dance Studio of Sunrise, Florida, you have warmed our hearts.
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Update 18
Posted by Tammie Figlinski
21 months ago
Heart felt gratitude for all of the LOVE.
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Update 17
Posted by Tammie Figlinski
25 months ago
Madison, WI friends - a great opportunity to take advantage of. Please see all details here - while supplies last. All proceeds benefit the Hearts for Healing Fund.
Madison, WI friends - great opportunity!
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Update 16
Posted by Tammie Figlinski
26 months ago
Please take a moment to watch this clip-- and share it. After the headline that shocked this country, this very brave family is now speaking out for the first time.

This week, a special ABC 20/20 hour on the 12-year-old girl attacked by her friends, who claimed to be driven by the online figure, Slenderman. Watch a sneak peek here.

Thank you all for your continued LOVE and SUPPORT. We could not do it would out you.


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$113,667 of $250k goal

Raised by 2,259 people in 30 months
Created June 03, 2014
Tamara Pinegar
3 months ago
Joe Schultz
3 months ago

God bless you, your family, & your future.

Kelly Jo Tynes-Peissner
3 months ago
Blake Johnson
4 months ago
J Martin
4 months ago
Taylor Maddux
5 months ago

All my best wishes and thoughts to your family!

Steve Kennedy
5 months ago
Erin Laraia
5 months ago

Peyton, I was up early this morning watching tv and came across your story. I am in absolute awe of you. You are so beautiful, strong, and absolutely incredible. I am inspired by you and by the strength of your parents alike. You are an exceptional being and I hold a very special place for you in my heart. I wish you and your family nothing but easier days overflowing with happiness and love. be well, be strong, be beautiful.

Kathy Berger
7 months ago
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8 months ago
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