August 2018: growth[period] is proud to support Claire Wineland. Claire was born with cystic fibrosis in Austin, Texas. At age 13, her lungs failed, and she was placed in a medically-induced coma. She was given a 1% chance of survival and awoke after 16 days. Upon her recovery, she founded an organization in support of families affected by terminal illness, specifically cystic fibrosis. Claire has spent approximately a third of her life in the hospital and has undergone more than 30 surgeries.