My brother Rory Died from Sepsis -A Memory on his Anniversary

In 2018, END SEPSIS developed a K-12 educational curriculum to educate young people about sepsis. The curriculum covers infection prevention, the science and symptoms of sepsis and how to advocate for improved public health policies; it is downloadable from the END SEPSIS website and from the AFT’s Share My Lesson platform.

April 21, 2021» Read more

Part of me believes he was otherworldly. A boy so kind, so wonderful, with a heart that cared for others more than I’ve ever witnessed, did not belong in a world so cruel-in a world that did him so wrong. But he loved this world. He loved what this world had to offer. The airplanes […]

April 5, 2021» Read more

Most people don’t know that 25% of all sepsis cases stem from infections of the urinary tract. Urinary Tract Infections–or UTIs–are a common bacterial infection that most frequently affects women. In fact, 50-60% of women will develop a UTI in their lifetime, compared to 12% of men. Moreover, by age 24, one in three women […]

March 30, 2021» Read more

No child should die from an infection. In the United States, 40,000 children are hospitalized with sepsis each year. Of those, 5,000 will die and 38% of survivors will sustain lifelong disabilities. Globally there are an estimated 20 million cases of sepsis in children. 2.9 million sepsis deaths are of children under five years of […]

March 18, 2021» Read more

Recognizing sepsis symptoms when they appear can save lives. Here are some resources to keep you and your loved ones safe. What is Sepsis? Sepsis is the body’s extreme reaction to infection. Sepsis occurs when an infection triggers an incorrect response in the body. Instead of fighting the infection, chemicals released by the immune system […]

February 23, 2021» Read more