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Esther Earl

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Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2010, 09:45 AM

We don't often do this on Leaky, but today, we have to take a moment to inform and comfort each other. Some of you may remember Esther Earl, in whose name many of you voted for the HP Alliance in the Chase Community Challenge (see this video for more). A 16-year-old girl with boundless courage and a thirst for life, love and friendship, Esther (whose name means "star") was a bright light who reminded us all how important it is to connect with one another while we are able.

She had cancer, though she would be the first to tell you this was not the most defining fact of her life. Especially in the past year, Esther became an inspiration to thousands of Harry Potter fans. She encouraged everyone to be their best selves, and to pronounce feelings of love openly and loudly, while you had the chance.

Early this morning, Esther Earl, a true Gryffindor, passed away. She was a dear friend to Leaky and will be missed greatly.

Her family says: "We are convinced she is more truly alive than ever, but still our hearts are breaking."

We know she is on her next great adventure, but also know this is difficult for those who are not. We wanted to let you know, and to offer a place for Harry fans to say something in her memory. We know it's difficult to know what to say or do when this kind of tragedy strikes; we know the goodness in all of you will mean you want to take action, do something to comfort her friends and family. The best thing to do, today, is to send up a thought, a wish, a prayer, for those who are hurting, to the community she so touched, to her friends and family as they work through their grief. Then, live your life as fully and as joyfully as Esther did.

In the future we will have more information about ways in which we are actively honoring her. You can visit her family's web site for more about the upcoming memorial services or just to send a note of support.

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119 Comments

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My prayer of peace goes up for her family and close friends. Please find solice in the words of Albus Dumbledore; that those you love never really leave you.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on August 25, 2010, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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Esther, you seemed like an amazing person, even though I never new you. You’ll always be remembered by us at Leaky. My thoughts and prayers are with your family <3

Posted by The Half-Blood Lauma' on August 25, 2010, 04:26 PM report to moderator
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Those where beautiful words by you Melissa.
Hope the best for Esther’s Family, I can’t even begin to imagine the pain they are feeling right now.
I admit that I didn’t know about Esther until now, but just by reading what she’s accomplished and how she’s touched many people gets to me and makes me realize how I can be doing so myself.
I truly wish the best for you Esther, as you go on to your new big adventure. :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on August 25, 2010, 04:27 PM report to moderator
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I like what Noble Birth Descending posted:

Albus Dumbledore: “those you love never really leave you.”
Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on August 25, 2010, 04:30 PM report to moderator
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Goodbye Esther, you will be greatly missed.

Posted by wreckoftheday on August 25, 2010, 04:35 PM report to moderator
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Esther was a total Tonks! Her liveliness will be missed :(

Posted by on August 25, 2010, 04:43 PM report to moderator
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Here’s to you Esther! God Bless x

Posted by samjaymc on August 25, 2010, 05:04 PM report to moderator
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:(

Posted by Finny on August 25, 2010, 05:23 PM report to moderator
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Thank you for doing this.

Like everyone, my thoughts and prayers go out to Esther’s family and friends. I didn’t know her, but I know she made an huge and positive impact on those who did, and they’ve impacted me. She was one of us, and I feel her loss.

As Maureen Johnson decreed on twitter: Do some random act of awesomeness today for Esther.

I’m so glad to be a part of this wonderful community. I love you all.

Posted by Olivia on August 25, 2010, 05:25 PM report to moderator
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Thank you for doing this.

Like everyone, my thoughts and prayers go out to Esther’s family and friends. I didn’t know her, but I know she made an huge and positive impact on those who did, and they’ve impacted me. She was one of us, and I feel her loss.

As Maureen Johnson decreed on twitter: Do some random act of awesomeness today for Esther.

I’m so glad to be a part of this wonderful community. I love you all.

Posted by Olivia on August 25, 2010, 05:25 PM report to moderator
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427 Points

Thank you for doing this.

Like everyone, my thoughts and prayers go out to Esther’s family and friends. I didn’t know her, but I know she made an huge and positive impact on those who did, and they’ve impacted me. She was one of us, and I feel her loss.

As Maureen Johnson decreed on twitter: Do some random act of awesomeness today for Esther.

I’m so glad to be a part of this wonderful community. I love you all.

Posted by Olivia on August 25, 2010, 05:25 PM report to moderator
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rest in peace Esther, my thoughts go out to the family.

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on August 25, 2010, 05:46 PM report to moderator
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My thoughts are with everybody who knew and loved such a brave girl. May she rest in peace and be remembered in all our hearts.

xxx

Posted by Snunkiebrian (Gold Marauder46) on August 25, 2010, 05:46 PM report to moderator
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aww, rest in peace esther!

Posted by AlecsWeasley on August 25, 2010, 05:48 PM report to moderator
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With love, support and prayers to Esther’s friends and family. Rest in peace, Esther, and thank you for the wonderful and tremendous impact you had, and will continue to have, in making this world a better place.

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on August 25, 2010, 05:51 PM report to moderator
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