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Every Breath I Take Paperback – September 21, 2012
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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.
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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.
Author: Claire Wineland with Chynna Bracha Levin
Publisher: BusinessGhost Books
"Anything in life is what you make of it, so no matter what comes your way, cherish it and make something amazing from it," young Claire Wineland writes in her biography, "Every Breath I Take - Surviving and Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis."
This seventy-four page paperback book has a photograph of the smiling, vivacious and youthful author with a nasal cannula on the front cover. The book is about the realities, physical discomforts and roller coaster emotions of the congenital disease, Cystic Fibrosis, written from a teenage girl's perspective. It is ideal for the young patient or parents with children who have the debilitating disease or any family or friend who knows or wants to learn more about it. At the end of the book, there is information about the author's Claire's Place Foundation, Inc., which has an outreach program that includes travel and hospital funding assistance along with other websites of interest.
Claire is a bright, exceptional and amazing girl. With a progressive illness that controls you from the day you are born, Claire has accepted that it is her gift in life and her life is a gift. With a consistently upbeat outlook, she has the type of CF that affects her lungs and gastro-intestinal system that causes infections from mucus build-up. Due to the disease, she cannot be with other volatile CFers, causing common isolation, depression and loneliness.
Through many surgeries and life threatening situations, Claire was put to the ultimate challenge when she was thirteen years old and had complications from an operation, causing a two week coma with a one percent survival rate. After four months in the hospital with constant oxygen, she had to be retaught simple physical tasks such as walking. Emotionally and spiritually, she has to work at being happy and not frustrated at people's reactions or her health-related relapses.
With such resolve and determination, two years later she not only is accepting her illness face on, but is proactive in running her own foundation to raise money for those with the chronic illness. By producing a "flash mob" to raise awareness, traveling and speaking at schools and blogging or socializing on Facebook, the fifteen year old tries to maintain a "normal" teenage status.
Although there is no cure of Cystic Fibrosis, the advance in medicine allows some with the disease to live into their fifties. With Claire's positive outlook, mature-beyond-her-age thinking and the ability to help others, God is showing her that He has a special purpose in her life.