This is the first statement released from the family of the 12-year-old Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times by two girls whom she thought were her friends.

The statement begins:

"As parents of this little girl, we are overwhelmed with the amount of love and support we've received from our family, friends and community. Our little girl is a fighter and is improving each and every day."

Read the full statement HERE and find out how you can help the family of this little girl.