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Antibiotic resistance and sepsis

Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic resistance are hot topics these days. Most people don’t know exactly what these terms mean and how they relate to sepsis.  Antimicrobial resistance or antibiotic resistance happens when germs develop the capability to defeat drugs that have been designed to kill them. When this happens, germs continue to grow. Antibiotic resistance […]

June 15, 2020» Read more

Dear Mama To Be, Without even seeing you I know you look beautiful. I know you are glowing with excitement to meet the tiny human growing inside of you…probably even a bit nervous too (I was very nervous). If you are like me, I’m sure you have been reading all of the baby books and […]

June 10, 2020» Read more

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 is now END SEPSIS.

Rory's story is the story of our entire community.

This new identity represents the expanded scope of our work as we build on our past successes and continue the war against sepsis.

Thank you for your continued support and we welcome you to join us in our future endeavors!

- Orlaith & Ciaran Staunton