Esther Earl Shares Her Feelings About Cancer and Life

Shortly before her death in August of 2010, Esther Earl recorded this video in which she shares her honest feelings about life, cancer, and her upcoming scans, which will determine if her condition is improving or has gotten worse. She mentions The Fault in Our Stars author John Green, saying that she doesn't always deserve the praise such people give her. "I'm not always strong and I'm not always brave, and you guys should know that," says Esther.




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Author John Green, along with Esther Earl's family and friends, reflects on Esther's life. The video was put together to promote the family's book, This Star Won't Go Out, which is a collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away at the age of sixteen.

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