We are so proud of 14-year-old Claire Wineland, one of our very own Positively Positive contributors. She was recently a speaker at TEDxLaJolla, where her heartfelt and inspirational speech evoked tears—and two standing ovations.

Claire was born with Cystic Fibrosis. She has survived dozens of surgeries and more hospitalizations than she can count. Last year she survived 17 days in a coma on full life-support. Through all of her challenges Claire intends to continue on her mission to spread joy and help other kids find their purpose.  For more information on Claire please visit her website.

Claire will be speaking again this weekend on Sunday, October 23rd at the Beautylish Beauty Social in Santa Monica, California.  She will be speaking about “inner beauty.”  If you are interested in attending or know someone who might be, please use the promo code “clairesplace” and receive 10 dollars off the ticket price. All proceeds will go directly to Claire’s charity, Claire’s Place Foundation.