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Claire Wineland
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Air Station Sitka, Oct. 22, 2010
Born (1997-04-10)April 10, 1997
Died September 2, 2018(2018-09-02) (aged 21)
Cause of death Stroke
Occupation Activist, entrepreneur, author
Years active 2010 – 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.

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

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

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

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