Book By Teen With Cystic Fibrosis Becomes National Bestseller
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by BWW News Desk
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
In other Claire's Place Foundation news, Claire's new online tutorial for youths fighting Cystic Fibrosis, CF University, developed and donated by Mark Kaplan of Kaplan Digital, has recently launched. The online hub assists others dealing with CF by providing information, tools and techniques for dealing with everyday life with the disease. Here users will have everything from craft ideas when you are stuck at the hospital, tips on traveling with an illness, decoding "doctor talk," connecting CF families with each other, and tips for finding support and resources.
"Sharing everything I have learned, and providing a forum for positive and supportive members to share their experiences in a space that is open and fun for everyone, is our goal with CF University. Cystic Fibrosis is a roller coaster, but hopefully CF University can give and share some of the tools, the laughter, and the knowledge you need to get through it all," said Claire.
Claire's Place Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to help children and families affected by Cystic Fibrosis. Claire's Place Foundation is named in honor of Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with cystic fibrosis her entire life.