Stabbing Victim Speaks Out After Vicious Attack

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- She was stabbed more than thirty times but miraculously survived and now her family says they're happy she back at home.

24 year old Caley Patrick's roommate tried killing her according to Fort Myers Florida police last month. Doctors told her father, who left from Rockford the moment he heard she was fighting for her life, that Caley was two minutes away from losing her life, but they were just able to save her.

"I'm glad to be here," said Patrick. "When you come close to losing your life something as little as sight, like what you can see around you becomes very precious and very valuable. It's really opened my eyes. I'm just grateful to be alive."

Caley's family raised about 12 hundred dollars at a benefit in her honor Sunday, the money to be used to help pay medical expenses.

Her ex-roommate is charged with her attempted murder.

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