Los Angeles-based 15-year-old Claire Wineland's memoir, "Every Breath I Take: Surviving and Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis", is now an Amazon bestseller. Claire, who has lived with cystic fibrosis all of her life, co-authored the book, which was released just a few months ago, with Chynna Bracha Levin.
"Every Breath I Take" explains how to live as normal a life as possible while taking care of a condition that requires constant treatment and frequent hospitalization. "I believe in making the best of what life gives you," Wineland says.
All proceeds from the book will be donated to the foundation Claire founded in 2010, Claire's Place Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to help children and families affected by Cystic Fibrosis. To read more about the foundation and make a donation, visit the website (http://www.clairesplacefoundation.org), which has generously been hosted by BlitzMetrics at no cost to the foundation.
Her now bestseller book joins her extensive series of videos and an informational website to carry Claire's message on how to survive and thrive with CF. With a large social media following and frequent TV appearances including ABC's "Everyday Health", Wineland continues to find new ways to spread her message of hope, spirituality and gratitude to fellow sufferers, their families, and teens everywhere.
About the Book
What is it like being a child with a life-threatening illness? It can be difficult for parents, family, and friends to understand, because the experience of serious illness is so hard to articulate. Claire Wineland's memoir, "Every Breath I Take", is co-authored with Chynna Bracha Levin, daughter of celebrity ghost writer Michael Levin. In the often poignant, sometimes humorous book, Claire describes with precision, honesty, and a remarkable sense of humor just what it's like to live with an illness that is so often fatal. "Every Breath I Take" depicts Claire staying positive while dealing with daily treatment routines, frequent hospitalization and painful procedures. Yet there's nothing grim about Claire's journey as she describes it. Claire finds the sunny side of life and the spirituality of her experiences in ways that captivate and amaze the reader. It's impossible to come away from the book without a renewed sense of compassion and sensitivity toward anyone suffering from a serious illness. The book is required reading for anyone-adult or child-who wants to understand how to survive and thrive, under even the most challenging circumstances.