I remember randomly coming across one of Claire Wineland’s videos, while binging on “inspirational” videos on You Tube. I found that her face looked familiar and realized she was the young lady who talked at Tedx, who suffered from Cystic Fibrosis. Seeing how bubbly she was, even though she had a nasal cannula on, to help her breathe, allowed me to reflect on my own reactions to my “privileged” life.
We all have our down days, we all have moments where we feel sorry for ourselves, but here was this young woman, who’d experienced more than we ever have, in her 21 years of life. How much of us, can truly say we’ve really “suffered”, as Claire Wineland has? In fact, from how she presented herself, she never showed any sign that she was suffering. The only time we got to see Claire Wineland vulnerability, was when she was pleading for financial assistance, in regards to the financial burden that recovery would have on her family. Otherwise, all we saw was a superwoman.Read More »