A young woman's heartbreaking letter of advice has been shared online by family hours after cancer took her life.
Holly Butcher wrote a letter to the world about how to cherish every day in the moments leading up to her own death.
The 27-year-old died on Thursday after a battle with Ewing's sarcoma, a cancer in and around the bones.
Ms Butcher, from Grafton, NSW, wrote it was strange to accept death at a young age because she imagined growing old.
'That's the thing about life, it is fragile, precious, unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right,' she wrote.
Holly Butcher (pictured) wrote a letter to the world about how to cherish every day in the moments leading up to her own death
The 27-year-old (pictured right) died on Thursday after a battle with Ewing's sarcoma, a cancer in and around the bones, and shared her life advice in a touching letter
'The days tick by and you just expect they will keep on coming, until the unexpected happens.
'I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go. I love my life.'
The young woman said she wanted people to stop worrying about the 'meaningless stresses in life' like getting stuck in traffic or having a wobbly belly and think about someone facing more challenging problems.
'Let all that s*** go ... it is so insignificant when you look at life as a whole,' she wrote.