Claire Wineland

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Claire Wineland
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Air Station Sitka, Oct. 22, 2010
Born(1997-04-10)April 10, 1997
DiedSeptember 2, 2018(2018-09-02) (aged 21)
Cause of deathStroke
OccupationActivist, entrepreneur, author
Years active2010 – 2018

Claire Wineland (April 10, 1997 – September 2, 2018) was an American health activist, entrepreneur and author. She was known for her non-profit organization "Claire’s Place Foundation". She worked to support and organize people with terminal and chronic illness and their families.[1][2]

She was also the author of the book Every Breath I Take, Surviving and Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis and a TEDx speaker.[1][2]

Wineland supported Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2016 election.[3]

Wineland died, aged 21, on September 2, 2018 from a stroke at a San Diego, California hospital, one week after having a lung transplant.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Living while dying: 'Little Buddha' wisdom from a terminally ill 'goofball'. CNN, 5 July 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rosenfeld, Laura. "Who Is Claire Wineland? The 'My Last Days' Subject Is Helping Others Live Their Best Lives". Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  3. "Claire Wineland on Twitter". Twitter. July 10, 2018.
  4. "Claire Wineland, inspirational speaker and social media star, dies one week after lung transplant". CNN. September 3, 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2018.