Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Every Breath I Take Paperback – September 21, 2012
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of 2017
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
About the Author
Claire Wineland is a 15 year old girl living with cystic fibrosis. In 2010 she fell into a septic coma and ended up on full life support for 16 days with only a 1% chance of survival. But, survive she did and returned home to her ever grateful family. Since then, Claire has dedicated her life to being of service to others living with cystic fibrosis by founding "Claire's Place Foundation". Writing this book with her dear friend Chynna Bracha Levin was a way that she could get her message out there to others - a message of hope, gratitude and making the best of what life gives you.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
She has gained lots of national and international attention through not just her website and vlog, but also through actual television and radio features and interviews. Despite this, she has remained a "normal" teenager and keeps extraordinarily busy with many things, not the least of which is Claire's Place Foundation, the goal of which is to educate people suffering from her disease, and to help CF families with funding for a variety of necessities. In this small book, she goes into a dense and enlightening amount of detail about her experience launching her Foundation, her coma experience (she had a 1% chance of survival), as well as her inner emotional experience, which was rocky at times, as to be expected. In fact, Claire shares much more detail in the book than is possible on her vlogs. One comes away from her book much more enlightened about her experiences and how these have helped her to grow as a person. In her latest vlog update, she makes it clear that the writing in is book is from her perspective (in other words, it is HER writing). After reading her book, this is obvious to me because I can detect her "voice" after having viewed so many of her vlogs. Her friend merely helped her to be more concise in her writing.
To conclude, Claire beautifully expresses her life experience in this book. I have found myself rereading certain parts of this book for inspiration, and each time I do so, I am stunned by the depth of her thoughts and feelings. Among many things, by reading this book one can tell she is a true philosopher. In this world, this is something quite beautiful to achieve for someone so young.
In this book, written by teenager Claire Wineland, takes a good look at living her everyday life with CF.
Claire takes you into what it was like for her, including her memories and experiences, while she was in a coma.
Wineland talks openly about the challenges that kids and teens liker herself face with CF. She reminds us what we so easily take for granted can be a major challenge every day to a CF’er.
I fell in love with the teens; never give up spirit. In particular my two favorite quests for the book are:
“As strange as it sounds, CF itself has taught me so many things. I think of life as a toolbox filled with all kinds of “tools”—experiences, talents, and skills—that we collect along the way, and CF has filled my toolbox as full as it can possibly get. Despite what many people think about the disease, I consider that a blessing.”
“Although I’ve learned that sometimes I can’t control certain things in my life, I can make the decision to have power over how I live with CF. I can be an advocate, teach people, and give tips on how to live with the disease.”
The book also explains why she started her foundation to help other kids and families living with a diagnosis of CF. Clair also explains some of the goals of her foundation and where readers can learn more about the work her foundation does.
The book is a very irrational piece. It helped me understand what one of my best friends in high school went through every day that he battled CF. When I finished reading the book I had more respect and a better understanding of those who live every day with CF.
Be advised, this book is primarily written by a teenager girl. This is a good read, in my opinion, for teens as it will speak to them. For us adults it is still a good read, and if you do not have a teenager (as I do not) you get a peek into the world fof an awesome teenager!