This is the face of Esther Earl, the amazing girl who inspired John Green’s bestseller “The Fault in Our Stars.” Her parents have published a collection of her writings, after her death in 2010 from cancer. It’s called “This Star Won’t Go Out.” Read two excerpts and hear our talk with Lori and Wayne Earl here.
Is TSWGO at Barnes and Noble?
Yes, the TSWGO book should be there :)
#SpoonieMarchPhotoADay Day 8: Bracelet
I wear what seems like too many! (: #tswgo #pride #tfios #spoonie
New bracelet (: “This Star Won’t Go Out”! All proceeds go to #tswgo foundation (:
Look what came in the mail today!
The [Esther Earl Rockin’ Charity Ball] is on Esther Day, and they’re gonna dance in [Esther’s] honor. Thousands of people dancing - ‘cause Esther, she said - and I’m quoting her tweet - “I just want to be able to reach into bodies and pull out the cancer without hurting anybody, and I want to be able to dance. And I want the gift of words.”
And she’s got it.
She can’t dance - she’s not here to dance - but every time we look around the room and we see people dancing, we see Esther. And every time somebody does something good and right and honorable, we’re doing the work that she can no longer do.
|—||Wayne Earl on Here and Now’s piece on Esther Earl and This Star Won’t Go Out.|
The Fault In Our Stars Fairy Houses!
It is a foundation established in the memory of Esther Earl to whom the book is dedicated.
"This Star Won’t Go Out is making a difference in the lives of children with cancer, one family at a time. By providing funds to help pay for travel, a mortgage or rent check, and other cost of living expenses, TSWGO frees up families to focus on their child who is in treatment. A gift of money is really a gift towards quality time as a family—and that’s a gift that is beyond value."- Taken from their website.
Interested in buying the door or ornament, please click here!
Check out their website: http://tswgo.org/
If you want to donate directly to them, please click here:http://tswgo.org/donate.html
Esther Earl died at age 16 from cancer. Her parents have published a collection of her writings.
Check out this interview that Lori and Wayne did at WBUR this weekend!