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Natalie McDonald
Biographical information
Born

c. 1982-1983

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Affiliation
House

Gryffindor

Natalie McDonald (born c. 1983) was a witch that attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was Sorted into Gryffindor house in 1994. [1]

Behind the scenes

  • In real life, Natalie McDonald was a young Canadian fan of the novels with a terminal illness, leukemia. A friend of her mother's wrote to J. K. Rowling to ask her to write to Natalie. J.K. Rowling did not receive the letter until after a holiday, and though she admits to fearing it was "too late", wrote back, telling Natalie what happens to each of the main characters, only to find out from Natalie's mother that she had passed away. The two women began a friendship, and Natalie was thus added to the books (into Gryffindor, the house of bravery), as a tribute. Her mother kept the contents of the letter secret until her other two children finished reading The Deathly Hallows.[2]
  • You can find this sweet tribute on page 180 of the American paperback version of Goblet of Fire, with Nearly Headless Nick applauding as she sits at the Gryffindor table. In the British edition, the tribute is located on page 159.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 12 (The Triwizard Tournament)
  2. Maclean's article hosted on Accio Quote

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