BENEFITING: World of Children Inc
When she was just 13 years old, Claire Wineland was in a coma for three weeks following a “routine” surgery related to her cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. Determined to do something for other children living with CF, Claire founded Claire’s Place Foundation shortly after her recovery from the coma. Claire’s Place Foundation provides grants to support children living with CF and their families and also connects these families to others facing similar issues. These programs ensure that previously isolated families facing CF build up a caring and compassionate network to support them through everything from medical issues to everyday life. Claire also wants to educate others about CF and engages in public speaking and media appearances to raise awareness of the disorder and the needs of children living with CF. World of Children Award will DOUBLE MATCH all donations made through this page between September 15 and October 21, 2016, up to $5,000. That means your $10 donation turns into $30 for children. Your $100 turns into $300!