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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! Losing your entire family must be the worst thing in the world but 15-year-old Cassidy Stay was able to use her pain and turn it into inspiration only three days after her uncle shot her mother, father, and four younger siblings when he entered their home and wasn't given the location of his ex-wife.

Stay was the only survivor of the shooting because she reportedly played dead after a bullet hit her finger and grazed her skull.

It was probably really hard for her to smile but in the video she smiled and I'm baffled by it. She even wrote a speech and quoted Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” she said to an audience of supporters. “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.”

The tragic story caught the attention of J.K Rowling and according to LDS.net and a Facebook page that wanted to set up a meeting between Stay and Rowling, the Harry Potter author sent an amazing care package.

“This afternoon, I talked to a friend of Cassidy’s who confirmed that J.K. Rowling did, in fact, write her a personalized letter from ‘Dumbledore’ (hand-written with purple ink),” the manager of the page wrote. “She was also sent a wand, an acceptance letter to Hogwarts with a school supply list, along with the 3rd book with JK’s autograph. I’m so excited and ecstatic that we were all able to make a difference! How wonderful.”

I can't get over how strong the girl was during that speech. I mean --- she didn't even break down and cry once. I didn't lose my family in a tragic shooting but I found myself shedding a couple tears just watching the video. It's just so sad!!! Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.