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J.K. Rowling Sends A Handwritten Note As Dumbledore To A Shooting Survivor

Posted on August 6, 2014 by

While there may be no more Harry Potter books in the works, author J.K. Rowling has proved over time that she isn’t finished with the series just yet.

Delivering her magic once again, Rowling has sent a heartwarming handwritten note to a 15-year-old named Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor in a Texas shooting incident that killed her parents and siblings. She survived because the bullet meant for her ended up  hitting her finger instead and then grazed her skull, allowing her to play dead before she contacted the police.

Stay’s speech at her family’s memorial service three days later went viral. As seen in a video posted on YouTube, the teen quoted  a line from Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Harry Potter’s school Hogwarts.


SOURCE: The Telegraph

“In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore says, ‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light’,” she said.

“I know that my mom, dad, Bryan, Emily, Becca, and Zach are in a much better place and that I’ll be able to see them again one day. Stay strong.”

Moved by her speech, supporters soon started an internet campaign for the teen to meet J.K. Rowling. But while the Harry Potter author couldn’t meet her fan in person, she instead sent the young girl a personal note in the voice of Dumbledore along with a wand, an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, a list of school supplies and a signed book.

How sweet and touching!

Who says magic doesn’t exist in the world? While we may not be able to cast spells and create Patronus charms, let it be known that the gift of kindness is the most magical things someone can receive! [The Telegraph]


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