R.I.P. Claire Wineland.
According to a statement shared on Facebook Monday, the Claire’s Place Foundation founder passed away on Sunday, September 2. She was 21.
The YouTube star — who was known for sharing her story about living with cystic fibrosis — suffered a massive stroke (caused by a blood clot) on August 26 after a successful double lung transplant.
She was surrounded by her parents, was “not in any pain,” and “peacefully” passed — according to the medical staff.
The statement continued:
“We know Claire was loved all over the world. Your prayers, support and encouraging words, have been a huge source of strength for her and her family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your massive amazing out pouring of love. We are asking to please give the family privacy at this time. They have so generously shared their lovely Claire’s remarkable journey with us all, but now is the time to give them some peace from the public spotlight. They will emerge eventually, but please give them the time to come to terms with their family member’s passing.”
In lieu of flowers, Claire’s family is asking for donations to be made to her charity.
When she was 13, Wineland was placed in a medically-induced coma after her lungs failed. She miraculously woke up 16 days later, and started her foundation later that year.
The social media personality was born with the inherited disease.
She will be missed.
Read the full statement (below):
Last night at 6:00pm, Claire Wineland our inspirational founder passed away. She was not in any pain and the medical…
Posted by Claire's Place Foundation, Inc. on Monday, September 3, 2018
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