17 Things We De-claire We Love about Claire

HAPPY 17TH  BIRTHDAY, CLAIRE!!!! On April 10, NorthStar Moving’s favorite teenager will be celebrating the big 1-7. To help get the celebration started, we’ve decided to share 17 things we love about this amazing person (and believe us, it was hard to narrow it down to just 17!). Claire Wineland is an amazing 16-year-old living with Cystic Fibrosis. A few years ago, she founded Claire’s Place Foundation, her own non-profit organization that helps children and families affected by Cystic Fibrosis. We first met Claire when we provided our moving muscles to The Make-A-Wish Foundation so they could grant her wish for a room makeover. We’ve loved her since we met! Here are a few reasons why:

Claire in Victoria1. Her amazing insight into how this journey of being human works.

2. Her sense of humor ranges from full-on teenager to wise, old Buddha.

3. Her passion about making a difference in life.

4. Her curiosity about how the universe works – from black holes to Tardigrades in space.

5. That she’s been published — twice.

6. That she founded Claire’s Place Foundation when she was only 14.

7. That she’s totally humble and unaware of how remarkable she is, especially for someone her age.

8. That her videos range from silly to insightful and are always fun.

9. Her honesty about herself and ability to laugh at herself.

Claire Being Silly10. Her ability to see challenges as opportunities.

11. Her ability to inspire everyone she meets.

12. Her ability to have fun where ever she is, even in the hospital.

13. Her smile! It’s giant!

14.  Her adventurous side and her desire to see the world and travel.

15.  That she finds time to appear in a high school production of Cabaret!

16. Her nicknames for ailments, like when she calls her cough a “hairball.”

17. That she’s the face of our blog!

We all wish you the happiest of birthdays, Claire! You’re a rock star! Help us wish Claire a happy birthday and share your favorite thing about Claire in the Comments section!