Esther Earl Died of Cancer Two Years Ago, but Continues to Inspire Friends and Strangers Everywhere


They get letters and messages daily from the U.S., the U.K., Australia and other countries, all from people who want to know more about Esther and to tell her parents how much Esther inspired them to make an impact.

Before Esther died, Wayne Earl promised her three things: to get a tattoo, to write a book about her story and to follow her example. He's done (or is doing) all three.

Esther's biography is finished and expected to hit shelves this winter, but the title is still top secret, Wayne Earl said. He did, however, post a scene to his blog. Writing the book was painful, he said, but overall, it was therapeutic.

Because of the community surrounding Esther's memory, the book is expected to sell 25,000 to 50,000 copies, he said.

"For us, the entire gift to us and grace to us has been that we have so many people who loved Esther and shared her life," he said. "Not everybody gets that, you know?"

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