Cystic Fibrosis isn't stopping Claire Wineland, she's surviving and thriving! Kirsty interviews one of the most inspiring teens you'll ever meet. Claire is an inspiration to all people coping with Cystic Fibrosis and everyday challenges. She's the founder of Claire's Place Foundation (, author of her book, Every Breath I Take, Surviving and Thriving With Cystic Fibrosis, a speaker at TED Talks and a guest on many talk shows. I am honored to share her inspiring and truly amazing story here on Kirsty TV.

When I first met Claire it was at a TED talk. This 15 year old pocket rocket had the room in the palm of her hand and was giving them a little whopping to wake up and see what is important in life. I knew I had to interview her. There are few people who live with the kind of day to day challenges Claire does with such a zest for life.

She has had more surgeries and hospitalizations than she can count and has survived a 17-day coma, yet through all of her many challenges, she continues to spread joy. She has been called a "little Buddha"and a "true old soul." I hope we can all learn to see life's challenges and problems through Claires eyes. To get to a place of acceptance and gratitude for all that this wonderous life is here to teach us the good and the bad.

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My hope is that you hear something universal Claire's story, that you connect with her raw honesty and vulnerability. Perhaps you will realize, you are not alone... I want for everyone to be at peace with who they are (warts and all) and to learn, grow & heal through hearing another person's story. is a safe place for anyone to share their story without judgement. We love and support everyone who is part of our 'Kommunity' and love for everyone to get involved. So please join the conversation on my blog ( and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.

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