Juniper, or the Girl Who Lived, got to go and see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and it was a pretty emotional journey for all involved. Even us!
The Girl Who Lived has taken over our hearts time and time again. From her wonderful story to her meeting Draco Malfoy himself, she has had quite the ride in her 6 years of life. But it hasn’t been easy.
Juniper’s mother Kelley has been nice enough to share their story with the world and, most specifically, me. I asked if I could write about Juniper once again and Kelley was eager as always. She even talked to me about the experience.
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child experience started when Kelley tweeted about it and J.K Rowling responded with this tweet:
So Kelley told Juniper that it would be okay because J.K Rowling said so.
"I told her that Jo promised it would turn out ok and she said “how do she know?”"
Then Kelley told me about how this was the anniversary of Juniper’s illness and surgery.
"Early May was the worst part — between mothers day and my birthday."
And truly there is nothing more uplifting then knowing that this little girl has pushed through so much to be where she is today.
"She was still less than two pounds then. She just turned 6."
But Juniper isn’t just a power girl, she’s also funny! When she questioned how J.K Rowling knew about the play, she didn’t realize that Rowling had also wrote it.
"Anyway she was like “how do she know” and I said “because she wrote it silly” and her mouth fell open. She thinks Jo is just a friend she has in Scotland."
Juniper is an inspiration to us all and the world is a brighter place because she’s a part of it.
You can read more about Juniper’s story here and buy the book about her journey! It is truly touching and to see Juniper this happy makes even the coldest of the death eaters melt!