Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Healing with Harry

Just a quick snippet -- I was reading a CNN article on Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's recovery and saw where her husband Mark gave her a large-print edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for her to read.

"Last night, she took his iPod and scrolled through all the pictures. Early this morning she began to read cards made for her by some 4th graders! Her unbandaged eye tracked the lines, she opened the cards and turned them over reading the back. Mark's gotten pages of large print of Harry Potter's 1st book for her to hold and read."
CNN Source

This really touched me. I assume he knows his wife's interest and gave her Harry because he knew she would like it or is already a fan.

May the magic of Harry Potter and JK Rowling hasten her healing toward a complete recovery!!


  1. One book she always intended to get to. I hope Harry can lighten the burden a little.

  2. Thanks for that info, Elaine. I know many people have said that reading Harry Potter helped them through a difficult time. I truly hope it does for her as well!

  3. Hi :)

    I also just joined the wonderful world of HP blogging :)

    Follower :)

  4. Reading can be such a healing experience in general and Harry's so packed full of laughter and magic, I'm sure it will soothe. Neat story. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Lu -- Thanks for visiting and following! I love your new Harry Potter blog, but also your archaeology one as well. I haven't studied archaeology, but am fascinated with it. Welcome!

  6. Thanks Victoria. I always love how JKR weaves the laughter throughout her book, even the later, darker ones.

  7. That's actually unbelievably touching. It was such a horrible tragedy. I'm glad to hear she's on the road to recovery. And the idea that HP is helping is pretty cool.

  8. OMGosh that's just a little bit of awesome! Healing Harry Potter indeed...

  9. I agree, Lisa and BookGeek. I can't wait to hear that she's been able to read the book, and then hear her comments on it when she's able to speak!



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