When a fan with depression got in touch with JK Rowling asking something special of her, she didn’t fail to deliver. Saying she had attempted suicide eight times, and regularly self-harmed, Kate said she wanted to move on with her life, and to heal.
She wrote: “I wanna get “Expecto Patronum” tattooed on the wrist I usually cut the most,” saying she wanted to “slowly start to recover”. Rowling responded beautifully, writing: “I love that you’re working to heal and protect yourself. You deserve this. I hope it helps.”
The author tweeted an image of her writing saying “Expecto Patronum”, which in Latin means “I have a guardian angel”, in latin. The spell in the Harry Potter series helps the wizards to ward of the soul-sucking Dementors. JK Rowling this month issued Harry Potter fans with a warning about the upcoming ‘Cursed Child’ play: Be prepared to cry. Read more