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Angie Geyser Speaks

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 3.03.49 PMAngie Geyser speaks out about her daughter, Morgan Geyser‘s situation, both past and present. We at slenderchance.com are so proud of Angie, and impressed by how her story has been received. Angie Geyser’s story has surfaced in numerous local and national news headlines, as a result of Bruce Vielmetti‘s story in the Journal Sentinel: Mother of girl charged in Slender man stabbing struggles with daughter’s fate. Her story has since appeared in People, NY Daily News, CBS News, and most recently on Good Morning America! We are encouraged to see the mainstream news approaching the situation from a more objective perspective. Historically we have seen mainstream media sensationalizing the Slender Man case. This sensationalism resulted in a fearful and angry public, lacking the ability to perceive the situation from multiple angles. Now bruce-vielmettithat the dust has settled, and Angie Geyser has chosen to go on camera with her story (Watch Angie Geyser Video Here), we are seeing much greater understanding and empathy.

We all recognize that a terrible tragedy occurred, but many do not realize that the tragedy continued long after the initial incident. The tragedy continued in the justice system, where Morgan Geyser (12 at the time) was held as an adult, with no mental health treatment. Many court battles were waged and ultimately Morgan was finally able to secure a diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately the now teenage Morgan is struggling to have her case heard in juvenile court. She is charged as an adult, with first degree attempted homicide, and if found guilty faces 60+ years in prison. We are rallying people to get involved in the case: join the Letter Writing Pool, Support and receive a Sticker to spread awareness, comment on posts, and most importantly share on social media! Together we can be both Morgan and Angie Geyser’s slender chance!

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

~Mahatma Gandhi