2. The Clairity Project
Claire Wineland is a 19-year-old YouTuber living with cystic fibrosis, a chronic genetic disorder that causes severe damage to a person’s lungs and other vital organs in the body. As an advocate, Claire uses her channel called The Clairity Project to talk candidly about her terminal illness. Her videos are undeniably engaging, using humor and plenty of personality to make heavy subjects like death approachable.
Claire is known off YouTube for her advocacy work through her nonprofit, the Claire’s Place Foundation, which provides emotional and financial support to individuals living with cystic fibrosis and their families. Claire has been a featured speaker at several TED events and was featured in the television series My Last Days, a show depicting the lives of individuals living with terminal illnesses.