J.K. Rowling writes personal letter to Cassidy Stay

We posted last month about the remarkable resilience of Cassidy Stay, the 15-year-old who witnessed the murder of her entire family and went on to quote Dumbledore at their memorial service. Now, J.K. Rowling has sent a special letter to this very brave girl.

After Stay’s inspiring speech, a Facebook group called “We Want J.K. Rowling to Meet Cassidy Stay” was started, which now has over 4,000 Likes. Now, just under a month since Cassidy’s horrific experience, she has received a package from Rowling, which contains a signed copy of Prisoner of Azkaban – the book Cassidy quoted from – and a personal letter containing several paragraphs written from the perspective of Albus Dumbledore.

According to the “We Want J.K. Rowling to Meet Cassidy Stay” Facebook page, the letter was written in purple ink, and Cassidy also received a wand, an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, and a school supply list.

Although this generous gift of Jo’s will not bring Cassidy’s family back, we hope Dumbledore was able to offer some words of comfort. Stay strong, Cassidy!

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Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.