Esther said that she wanted the holiday to be about love. Not romantic love, lord knows there are plenty of holidays to celebrate that. No, she wanted it to be about all the other types of love. The love that you feel for your family, and for your friends. Esther thought that it was incredibly important that you tell these people what they mean to you, rather than leaving it unsaid. What an amazing way to have people remember you!
So today, and every August 3rd, I want you to tell people what they mean to you. Particularly the people that you love, but find it hard to say "I love you" to.
When you face a chronic illness, you do tend to rely on people for things that others don't. Sometimes you jus need help with things. Trust me, people would not get up to take you to hospital at three in the morning, or help you get out of the bath, if they didn't love you. So make sure they know you love them back.
Below are some links about Esther Day:
This is John Green talking about Esther Day.
This is Esther responding to John's video.
This is the Harry Potter Alliance's page about Esther Day (She was a huge supporter of their work).
This is the organisation Esther's parents, Lori and Wayne, started in her memory.