Insightful Teenager With Cystic Fibrosis Lists the Best Things About Having a Chronic Illness

In “The Upside of Being Sick,” the very insightful 17-year-old Claire Wineland (previously), who has cystic fibrosis, puts a positive spin on illness and lists the best things about being sick.

One of my favorite things is that every little thing you do is like a huge friggin’ accomplishment. Another person gets up, gets dressed, you know goes walking or something. When you’re sick, you get up and you get dressed and you’re like ANOTHER DAY! She’s alive for another day! And you go walk the dog and you’re like, you walked up that hill. Way to go Claire! Way to go.


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