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JK Rowling is Up to No Good... for a Good Reason

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Posted by: sue
February 21, 2009, 07:43 AM

Today, we are happy to report that J.K. Rowling has been up to no good....for a good reason. The Harry Potter author paid a visit to a hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she brought cheer in the form of unique graffiti on the walls of the unit. The Scotsman writes: "Ms Rowling, 43, daubed graffiti on the walls of the Young People's Unit at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside, which cares for teenagers with complex psychiatric conditions.

Consultant psychologist Dr Jane Morris said: "She really does spread magic. She's a natural and knows how to talk to young people. And she's extremely cool. She does graffiti on the walls which is probably worth a fortune.

"She's drawn all of us and wrote 'JK Rowling was here'.
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And her way with the capital's troubled teens impressed staff.

Dr Morris said: "I'd offer her a job any time as she's already a great therapist."

We at TLC think that Peeves certainly would approve!

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123 Comments

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340 Points

No swamp on the second floor then, eh? :)

Always glad to hear stories of how Jo supports so many different groups and causes!

Posted by Emily Erland on February 22, 2009, 02:26 AM report to moderator
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1090 Points

Yet another example of how awesome and amazing Jo is! Good on her!

Posted by *Adeline* ~ ROAR! :D on February 22, 2009, 03:02 AM report to moderator
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Yet another example of how awesome and amazing Jo is! Good on her!

Posted by *Adeline* ~ ROAR! :D on February 22, 2009, 03:02 AM report to moderator
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284 Points

I hope they take pics. This story is so sweet :)

Posted by potterhead23 on February 22, 2009, 03:46 AM report to moderator
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8927 Points

GO JO! HA HA! Only she could get away with that!

Posted by Gobbledygook [Sparrow] [WBM] J.O.R. on February 22, 2009, 04:11 AM report to moderator
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406 Points

Oh love her so.

Posted by Crom on February 22, 2009, 04:24 AM report to moderator
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I wish other celebrities would take her direction and use their talents and influence to help others the way Jo does. What a great example!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on February 22, 2009, 04:48 AM report to moderator
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460 Points

What a kind thing to do.

Posted by qwill on February 22, 2009, 05:30 AM report to moderator
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71 Points

Jo is awesome! I hope a picture comes out soon! Wish she could do that in my local hospital. I’d fake illness just to go there and look, and look, and look.

Posted by umbridge_is_great on February 22, 2009, 07:41 AM report to moderator
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348 Points

This woman never ceases to amaze me with her generosity and goodwill…she’s truly an inspiration…Go Jo!

Posted by Prenz13 on February 22, 2009, 07:57 AM report to moderator
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170 Points

That was nice of her :) i want to see it!! she is pretty dam cool :L

Posted by hannah abbot ;) on February 22, 2009, 08:57 AM report to moderator
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83 Points

This is why I love JK. She is so generous and giving, using her fame for so many positive things in our world.

Posted by DaughterOfAvalon on February 22, 2009, 09:23 AM report to moderator
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3987 Points

Awww, that’s lovely to hear! Jo is fantastic! And I wanna see!

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on February 22, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
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That’s so cool!! Yaaay for Jo!!

Posted by RavenclawDancer on February 22, 2009, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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that is so cool… graffiti as therapy… sounds like fun. Anyway good for Jo

Posted by ginnywp WBM on February 22, 2009, 12:34 PM report to moderator
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