The sun was intense as I dropped by to say hello to Rory at his grave in Drogheda last week.
A new study has found that sepsis is the most common cause of re-admissions among conditions tracked by CMS in 30-day readmission rates according to a new study published by JAMA. Why is this important? It’s important because sepsis does not get the attention it deserves as a killer of over 258,000 Americans every year. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]