Claire Wineland Age, Death, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Claire Wineland

Full NameClaire Lucia Wineland
NicknameLittle Buddha
Profession(s)Activist, Author, YouTuber
Famous ForBeing a Cystic fibrosis activist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Eye ColourGray
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Date of BirthApril 10, 1997
Birth PlaceAustin, Texas, USA
Date of DeathSeptember 2, 2018
Place of DeathSan Diego, California, USA
Age (at the time of death)21 Years
Death CauseStroke due to a blood-clot
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownLos Angeles, California, USA
SchoolNot Known
CollegeSanta Monica College, Santa Monica, California
Educational QualificationCollege Dropout (left her college due to illness)
DebutTV Acting: Red Band Society (2015)
TV Appearance: Home & Family (2013, as a guest)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressShe had lived in Redondo Beach, California
HobbiesReading, Acting, Swimming
Awards/Honors2014- Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, and Los Angeles Business Journal's Small Nonprofit of the Year Award
2015- Fox Teen Choice Award Honoree
2016- Listed as one of Seventeen magazine's 17 Power Teens
TattooLeft Ankle- The thumbs-up "Don't Panic" logo from 'The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy'
Claire Wineland's tattoo
Boys, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
ParentsFather- John Wineland (Entrepreneur)
Mother- Melissa Nordquist Yeager
Claire Wineland with her parents
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Elanore Nordquist (Younger)
Elanore Nordquist
Favorite Things
Favorite FoodBurger
Favorite BeverageTea
Favorite Film(s)The Princess Bride, Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures, Warm Bodies
Favorite Musician/Band(s)Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Ben Harper,
Favorite TV Show(s)Dr. Who, Dexter, Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Book(s)Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Favorite Author(s)John Green, Ingrid Clayton

Claire Wineland

Some Lesser Known Facts About Claire Wineland

  • Did Claire Wineland smoke?: No
  • Did Claire Wineland drink alcohol?: No
  • Claire was born with a severe disease- Cystic fibrosis (CF), a condition that affects breathing and digestion. At the time of birth, she had the life expectancy of only 5 years old.

    Claire Wineland as a kid

    Claire Wineland as a kid

  • She grew up in a broken family as her parents got separated when she was 3 years old, but her parents always came together in her care.
  • She was a born artist and made her appearance in ‘The Music Man,’ at around 4 years of age.
  • When she turned 13, she had a routine surgery that led to a blood infection that caused lung failure after which she was placed in a medically-induced coma. Though there was only 1% chance of her survival, she miraculously came out of it after 16 days.

    Claire Wineland's childhood photo

    Claire Wineland’s childhood photo

  • Her survival inspired her to start- ‘Claire’s Place Foundation,’ a non-profit organization to help the people affected by terminal illness, specifically cystic fibrosis.

    Claire's Place Foundation

    Claire’s Place Foundation

  • She was proficient in ‘American sign language.’
  • She was a voracious reader and wrote books like- ‘Every Breath I Take,’ and Surviving and Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis.

    Claire Wineland - Every Breath I Take

    Claire Wineland – Every Breath I Take

  • Despite facing a life-threatening disease, she always remained positive, smiling and motivated people with her speeches and activities. As a TEDx speaker, she gave motivational speeches at numerous conferences worldwide, and as a YouTube star, she around 250,000 subscribers.

  • Music was her biggest stressbuster and was part of Philips “Breathless Choir” as a solo artist.

  • She was an avid dog lover and had a dog named- ‘Daisy.’

    Claire Wineland, a dog lover

    Claire Wineland, a dog lover

  • Due to her life treatning disease, she spent the majority of her life in hospital.

    Claire's Wineland feeding tube

    Claire’s Wineland feeding tube

  • On August 26, 2018, Wineland suffered a stroke due to a blood-clot that “stopped blood flow to the right side of her brain.” On September 2, 2018, at 6:00 pm, she took her last breath at the UC San Diego Thornton Pavillion, a week after undergoing a lung transplant.
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