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Rory died in April 2012, almost smack in the middle of the Obama Presidency. We as Rory’s mom, dad and sister didn’t know about sepsis. Rory was one of two million Americans who died from sepsis during the Obama Presidency. When Rory died, we didn’t know that sepsis killed more Americans than AIDS, prostate cancer […]

January 19, 2017» Read more

This Christmas Rory would have been seventeen years old and I miss him so much. A walk along the Avenue is difficult, the jingle, the smells of Christmas, I’ve taken to putting my red earphones in my ears and walking along not hearing, looking straight ahead and not seeing. It’s one of the ways I […]

December 9, 2016» Read more

Dear Friends, As you well know, Rory’s death four years ago changed my life completely; it forced me to take on challenges and fight battles I certainly never wanted to undertake. I never imagined that I would become the co-founder of a national advocacy organization, testify before Congress, or appear on national television. I also […]

November 1, 2016» Read more

Beginning Tuesday, September 20th the Rory Staunton Foundation is releasing four new Public Service Announcements to spread awareness of sepsis and inform the public of the signs of sepsis. The first PSA, released September 20th, is called Katie – A Sepsis PSA from the Rory Staunton Foundation   The second PSA, released September 21st, is called Rory […]

September 20, 2016» Read more

Last Friday, September 2, the Rory Staunton Foundation and members of the National Family Council on Sepsis met with Massachusetts Health Commissioner, Monica Bharel, and her staff to discuss the process of implementing mandatory sepsis protocols in every hospital in Massachusetts. We thank the Commissioner for her attention to this issue and to the members […]

September 6, 2016» Read more