Claire Wineland

Apr 10, 1997 – Sep 2, 2018 (Age 21)


Claire Wineland, social media personality who spoke about living with cystic fibrosis, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, of complications after suffering a stroke following a double-lung transplant, according to multiple news sources. She was 21. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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She really inspired me. My heart is broken reading this. As a kid who has been in the hospital all my life she really inspired me to be more than that and to really make something of my life. That I can do something with my life. I'm so sorry for your loss. May her legacy live on forever.

I've been following Claire on her journey for many many years. I kept checking for updates on YouTube and finally decided to Google her when there were none. My heart sank when I read that she had passed. She was a beautiful soul and will be missed. My condolences to her family and friends.

I speak for many when I say that people like Claire make the world a better place. As a youth with major health complications, I have a special place in my heart for ones who use their suffering to encourage and inspire rather than give up on themselves and others. My deep respect and sympathy goes out to her and her family.

I live in chronic pain and listening to Claire speak wisdom about life brought me to a place of peace that I had never been before and I remain here. She changed me... and I am forever grateful. Her light was so bright it still shines, even in the hearts of complete strangers. Her positive impact on us and this world is immeasurable. Thank you, Claire. Thank you, Claire's family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Claire you were a beautiful and amazing person. The world is less bright without you in it! I was hoping you would make it through. Rest in Peace!!

My condolences for your loss. Life is so short and those we love are gone from our lives too quickly. God's promise to empty the grave in the near future is found at Hosea 13:14. Although you grieve, please be assured that in His due time God will fulfill this promise.

My sincere condolences to Claire's Family and friends. May you cherish your memories of her as God comfort your broken hearts. Matthew 5:4

My husband had cystic fibrosis and had a double lung transplant in 2007. We lost him in June after he went into septic shock following a lengthy hospital stay. Our daughter was only 18 months old when he passed and she asks for him everyday. To Claire's family, I feel your pain and I hope you can find a way to heal your heart. Claire was an inspiration and has given me strength during this difficult journey. Hold onto those memories you have of her, memories help ease the pain

I felt like I wanted to get to know her for how bright she was. She was one of the best. It hit me hard when I found out the news and watched her last videos knowing she was gone. Many were giving to her, but she gave back so much more. I just wish I had to chance to tell her.