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JK Rowling Reaches Out To 15-Year-Old Survivor Of Texas Shooting

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Rowling's publicist says the British author sent Cassidy Stay a letter and package.

Publicist Rebecca Salt isn't describing the contents, saying the package is private.

Speaking at a public gathering days after the shootings last month, the 15-year-old girl paraphrased a quote by Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of the Hogwarts school of wizards from the Harry Potter books. Stay said: "Happiness can be found even in darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light."

Stay survived a head wound by playing dead. Her aunt's ex-husband, Ronald Lee Haskell, faces multiple capital murder charges in the shootings.

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