UPDATE: Mini Brat Fest helps raise money for stabbing victim

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Bratfest ends at 6, but you can still help out this little girl and her family by visiting WWW.GOFUNDME.COM/HEARTSFORHEALINGWI

UPDATED Friday, August 29, 2014 3:35 P.M.

Mini Bratfest came back to town on this Labor Day weekend for a very good cause -- to benefit the victim of the slenderman stabbing case in Waukesha back in may of this year.

Three $5,000 dollar checks from numerous agencies were presented, and people could write messages on purple hearts to the victim. And the biggest event -- a lot of brats were eaten.

All of the materials from buns to brats were donated, so all the proceeds go to the little girl and her mounting medical bills.

That's when Metcalfe's decided to step in and help.

"They came to us really just to ask for advice. 'We want to have a fundraiser. We're going to cook some brats. You guys do this; you're pretty good at it. Can you help?' And we listened to them for 5 or 10 minutes and we just said why don't we just do this for you. this is what we do," said Tim Metcalfe, Bratfest organizer.

The family is proud to announce the victim will be going back to school next week, and thankful for all the support.

"They have asked me to pass on a message to Madison, and this community and the sponsors and that is thank you. Thank you for your help, thank you for your donations, thank you for your volunteerism, just thank you, and they're so moved. And that has helped both the emotional and the physical healing of this little girl and her family," said Steve Lyons stabbing victim spokesperson.


Friday, August 29, 2014

MADISON, Wis. --- Brat Fest is normally Memorial Day weekend. But a high-profile crime helped created a Mini Brat Fest today in west Madison.

This Mini Brat Fest goes until 6:00pm in the parking lot of Metcalfe's Market on Madison's West Side.

The event is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times in May, allegedly by two of her friends. The friends apparently said a fictional online character known as "Slender Man" was their motivation.

All money raised at today's events will go to the girl's family to help pay medical bills.

Note: photo is from Wednesday August 27, 2014. Taken during a live interview on The Morning Show.

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