Esther Grace Earl, 3 of August 1994 - 25 August 2010 (16 years old) captured the hearts of many. In November 2006 she was diagnosed with metastasized papillary thyroid cancer and had already developed extensive tumors in her lungs. A dedicated Nerdfighter and Potterhead, she began making youtube videos in late 2008 under the name 'cookie4monster4 '. Esther Earl was an awesome person who did amazing things: She once brought the entire Nerdfighter community together to win $250, 000 for the Harry Potter Alliance, a group who are dedicated to fighting for social justice.
After her Death the 'This Star Won't Go Out ' fondation was created to honour her and help other young people struggling with cancer. In 2012, author and 1 half of the vlogbrothers, John Green, published his book 'The Fault in our Stars', which was somewhat inspired by Esthers life.
Every year on Esther's birthday, August 3rd, people across the world participate in Esther day. Esther day is a celebration of Esther's life and, as Esther requested, love and family.
In one of John Green's videos, he mentions the TSWGO bracelets, and says; ""This Star Won't Go Out" And it won't. We won't let it". She was loved and is missed by thousands of people globally and she will always be remembered. Rest in Awesome Esther.
We all miss you so much Esther and wish you were still here to see all the awesome things happening now with Nerdfighteria and the Potter universe. R.I.A. Esther, you shall live in our hearts forever.