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    Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21

    Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21

    A young US woman with cystic fibrosis who made a name for herself through writing, speaking and social media has died after receiving a lung transplant.

    Claire Wineland, 21, became renowned for her posts about illness and mortality on social media.

    Ms Wineland underwent a successful double lung transplant on 26 August, but suffered a stroke shortly afterwards.

    Her foundation said she had died peacefully, surrounded by family.
    Pete (wasn't aware of her until today)

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    that's terrible. I'm very sorry for and her family.
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    Man...her stuff is so upbeat. I cannot even imagine what it must be like for her subscribers...

    Pete (is more than a bit down today)

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    Glad she had a positive life. Too bad it wasn't longer.

    I have friends with a third grader with VWM -- he's about reached life expectancy and they are moving heaven and Earth to give him a life full of great experiences. It changes your perspective to see that. Sometimes you simply have to place quality over quantity.
    They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
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    So much sadness...

    Pete (can't take it sometimes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plezercruz View Post
    So much sadness...

    Pete (can't take it sometimes)
    It isn't the dates that matter on tombstone, it's the dash. I don't say this lightly as men in my family rarely live past their early 50s and I'll be 47 in November.

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