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Target stabbing victim: "God is so incredibly good"

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PITTSBURGH, PA. (WRCB) -- A Silverdale Baptist Academy student is one step closer to coming home, after spending the past couple days in a Pennsylvania hospital.

Sophomore Allison Meadows was one of the three victims stabbed in a Pittsburgh area Target Monday morning.

Police say the suspect Leon Walls entered the store and went on a stabbing spree for reasons that remain unknown.

He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Meanwhile, Allison is recovering in the hospital, after undergoing surgery to repair a collapsed lung.

Wearing an arm sling and a smile, 16-year-old Allison Meadows was up and moving around a Pittsburgh hospital Wednesday.

The Silverdale Baptist Academy softball player underwent surgery to repair a collapsed lung after being stabbed Monday at a Pittsburgh Target store.

"It's just been a very mind-blowing experience, the whole thing," Allison's dad, Glen says. "This whole incident even for people of great faith, it's hard to explain why things like this happen."

Wednesday, Allison's dad talked to reporters for the first time since the incident.

"We're really grateful that God spared her life," says Glen Meadows.

Allison took to Twitter, saying, "God is so incredibly good."

She's received well wishes from softball coaches and teams across the country. Wednesday, she wrote back thanking them for the messages of support.

Glen Meadows says the biggest thanks goes to the men who jumped 41-year-old Leon Walls, separating him from Allison, who he stabbed just moments before.

The team of strangers restrained the man until police arrived.

It's because of them, Glen Meadows says, his daughter survived.

"These guys just jumped into a fight that really wasn't theirs," Glen says. "They jumped into a fight and literally saved my daughter's life."

Allison is expected to be released from the hospital Thursday.

She could return home to Chattanooga this weekend.


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