A mother of a young little girl who recently passed away to cancer penned a heart-wrenching letter to J.K. Rowling, detailing how the Harry Potter series created a “fortress we so desperately needed to hide in.”
Chrissy Hart would read the books to her daughter as the young girl battled cancer, and in her letter to Rowling, the mother wrote “Your words built a castle for her to move into when the prognosis got worse.”
J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” books have provided countless readers of all ages the opportunity to escape the mundane and submerge themselves in a magical world. But for this little girl, the impact of those stories was much more powerful than magic.
Hart’s letter was recently read by actress Ellie Bamber, as part of a Letters Live performance in London. The charity event celebrates the “power of literary correspondence,” in which remarkable letters are read aloud.
There’s no denying the power of this letter.
And here was J.K. Rowling’s response …
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