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Jack McMorrow is a young 14-year old from Queens, New York, who began feeling ill in mid-April. A smattering of symptoms appeared including a rash on his hands and a stomach ache. His parents, John and Doris, put it down to overuse of hand sanitizer and eating too much of the “bad” stuff like cookies. […]

May 28, 2020» Read more

With the rise of the coronavirus, many of us are unsure of how to talk with our children in a way that reassures them and helps them understand why washing hands is so very important to prevent illnesses. Ouch! I Got a Cut! is a book for early readers, written by Orlaith and Kathleen Staunton. It […]

March 16, 2020» Read more

Orlaith and I recently presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Conference in Florida, an opportunity to once again speak about sepsis, educate and of course, rehash the tragic events that led to our son Rory’s unnecessary death at 12 years old, in April 2012, from this vigilant killer. During the conference a new […]

February 24, 2020» Read more

The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention Joins Forces with MoMMA’s Voices to Provide Opportunities to Drive Real Change in Maternal Health  Speak up, even if your voice is shaking The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention ( is pleased to announce it has joined forces with MoMMA’s Voices, a national coalition of patient organizations and individuals […]

January 8, 2020» Read more

It’s a parent’s nightmare – your child is very sick but even if you’ve been to see the doctor or been to the hospital with them, they don’t seem to be getting better, and now that you know about sepsis you wonder if it is the flu or if it is sepsis… Here’s a guide […]

December 8, 2019» Read more