“Be a creator, not a reactor.”
She is the girl who made it look possible for other girls to follow your passion even when you’re suffering from a progressive genetic disease. From birth she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis; Because of this tragedy, she had to live her life knowing that she’d die before everyone else. This was a fact. But regardless of this, she decided she’d do something great during the time that she had on this earth. Through her non-profit organization “Claire’s Place Foundation”, she worked to support and organize people with terminal and chronic illness and their families. She was a fighter and a therapist for others. she erased the growing fear of the unknown, and turned it into something positive – death slowly became her inspiration. It motivated her to do more and transformed her life into something beautiful, something to be proud of.
Claire, I am forever grateful for your strength and presence in this world. When I found you, I thought you were me. We were so similar in so many ways, it’s almost a bit scary. Her way of thinking resonates with my every truth — and it should resonate with a lot of other people in this world. If there is such a thing as a “spiritual twin” – then she must be mine. Go watch her YouTube videos or her lectures at Ted talks. She is amazing. Rest In Peace Claire Wineland. and thank you for changing my life for the better.
Aftur S. Nerdrum