2. Last month, according to prosecutors, Ronald Lee Haskell tied up members of Cassidy’s family, placed them facedown, and shot them each in the head execution-style.
3. Cassidy, amazingly, survived her gunshot wound to the head.
4. Just three days after the shooting, the 15-year-old addressed a crowd in Houston, thanking the community for their support. She quoted Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore during her speech.
7. It appears that Rowling noticed. While the author didn’t meet with Cassidy personally, she did send her a letter.
9. The internet reaction to Cassidy’s story has been overwhelming so far. A fundraising campaign for the teenager has raised over $390,000.
10. BuzzFeed has reached out to Rowling’s team to learn more about her letter to Cassidy.
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