Harry Potter author offers bit of hope for shooting survivor

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A popular author is bringing a little light to a Texas teenager during a very dark time.

J.K. Rowling sent a personalized handwritten note to Cassidy Stay, who is the lone survivor of a shooting that claimed the lives of her parents and siblings last month.

At the memorial, the 15-year-old quoted some of Rowling’s writing.

She said, “Dumbeldore says happiness can be found even in the darkest of times…. if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Rowling sent Stay the note, which was written in the voice of ‘Dumbledore,’ along with a signed copy of The Prisoner of Azkaban, a Hogwarts acceptance letter and a wand.

When asked what the note said, Rowling’s spokesperson said the contents about the letter are private.

“We can confirm that J.K. Rowling sent Cassidy Stay a letter and package, but the contents of the letter and how it came about are private and between her and Cassidy,” Rebecca Salt told Today.