My Experience with Child Life

Photos provided by Child Life Program at Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach

As we all know, there are hundreds of wonderful charities and organizations dedicated to the well being of children and teens living with illness, but there is one in particular that is very near and dear to my heart. The Child Life program. Child Life… Read More

18 Things We De-claire We Love about Claire

claire in the car

Happy 18th birthday Claire!!!! Woohoo! In celebration of Claire, we’d like to share 18 things she’s accomplished. Claire Wineland is a spectacular 18-year-old living with Cystic Fibrosis. We first met Claire when we provided our moving muscles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation so they could grant her a… Read More

Claire’s Corner: Dare For Claire Event!


Hi, everyone! It’s Claire! How are you? I’ve been extra busy lately, and I’m super excited to tell you about my new event coming up soon for Claire’s Place Foundation! For those of you who don’t know, I founded Claire’s Place Foundation, a non-profit organization, in order to provide both emotional and financial support to families affected by Cystic Fibrosis (CF). I’ve been living with CF my whole life, and Claire’s Place Foundation is a way for me to “pay it forward” Read More

Claire’s Corner: Life’s a Cabaret


Hey, guys! How have you been? It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I wanted to tell you what I’ve been up to lately. So, let me start off by saying I was in my school performance of Cabaret. It was so much fun! I really loved it. It was such a huge feat for me, since it was really exhausting to pull off, but I am proud of myself because I managed to stay out of the hospital! Speaking of the hospital, Read More

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. Read More

Claire’s Corner: Coming Home

My bed by markhillary (CC BY 2.0)

Coming home from the hospital after a long stay is like being a stranger in your own home. Everything around you is familiar and safe, but it doesn’t feel like home. The bed is too big, the room too quiet, the world too vast in contrast to the 10′ x 10′ room you have inhabited for the past two weeks. The warmth of the world is too hot and burns your skin. The ghost of an I.V. cord attaching you to the hospital remains, making you feel like at any moment the cord will snap and pull you into your rightful place of a hospital bed and four-o’-clock-in-the-morning vital signs. Read More