Exploring Esther Earl’s phenomenal story of love, acceptance, perseverance, kindness, and wisdom in the face of great challenges is a beautiful way to recognize the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Although she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the early age of 12, Esther continued to not only live fully and happily but to provide joy, humor, and friendship to those who loved (and continue to love) her. Esther’s enlightened, precociously profound words live on in the pages of her book, This Star Won’t Go Out, the jubilance of her whimsical YouTube videos, the elegance of The Fault in Our Stars, which she helped to inspire, and the hearts of the many people who, in a multitude of ways, have been touched by her lovely spirit. The TSWGO book and charity, founded by Esther’s family, perpetuate the beauty of Esther’s life in its financial support of families dealing with pediatric cancer. PJ’s for Patients is a proud friend of This Star Won’t Go Out, and we would like to remember Esther and every pediatric cancer patient during this important month.
This photo was taken almost one year ago when PJ’s for Patients collaborated with TSWGO! We hope to work together again in the very near future!