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YouTube sensation, a cystic fibrosis patient, offers unique perspective on patient care

The 20-year-old Claire Wineland will share her uncommon insights with the osteopathic community at OMED 2017.

Born with cystic fibrosis, 20-year-old Claire Wineland is on a mission: to break down the barriers between people who live with serious illnesses and the general population.

As founder of Claire’s Place Foundation, Wineland helps caregivers and the public better understand the needs of patients and families coping with chronic illness.

She will be speaking to the osteopathic community at OMED 2017 in Philadelphia on Oct. 8. Find her in Hall C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the General Session, 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. You’ll likely leave the session with motivational takeaways to share with your patients.

Through her YouTube videos, foundation and speaking work, Wineland is helping to change public perception of illness while serving as a resource and inspiration to individuals with serious illnesses.

You don’t want to miss hearing from Wineland—register for OMED today!

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