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7 year-old stabbing victim makes comeback

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

7-year-old Mikayla Capers acted like a typical little girl sitting at the National Action Network's weekly meeting in Harlem. She grinned, fidgeted and embraced relatives before being called on stage.

“We are happy that the 7 year-old girl is here with us today. Mikayla Capers come on up here” Rev. Al Sharpton said.

Her big, beautiful smile showed no sign of the horror she endured back on June 1st. 

Mikayla and her 6-year-old pal PJ Avito got onto the elevator of their East New York apartment building to go get ice cream. That's when 27-year-old Daniel St. Hubert attacked the two friends, repeatedly stabbing them. PJ didn't survive. And Mikayla spent weeks in the hospital recovering from 16 stab wounds.

Mikayla's courage shined brightly as she stood in front of the crowd, ending her first public appearance since the attack with more smiles and lots of gratitude.

“Thank you all for coming. I thank you for your support” Mikayla said as the room broke out in thunderous applause.


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