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For Sepsis Awareness month, I was asked blog for Below is the piece I wrote, sharing our story: Sepsis Awareness Month: Rory’s Story When my son Rory died I met with a grief counselor. One of the first questions he asked me was, “Where do you feel the pain?” “I feel it everywhere,” I […]

October 1, 2015» Read more

Rory, three years ago today, you were discussing famine in North Korea, non partisan municipal elections in NYC, and Family Guy. In less than a week you would be dead. We are all living in this hell on earth without you Pal. Sunnyside Gardens Park named the track after the boy who came up with […]

March 25, 2015» Read more

By Kevin J. Tracey, M.D.   President and CEO of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ Health System   Published,, January 8, 2015 Originally Posted on on January 15, 2015 Killing more people in a month than Ebola has in decades, understanding the disease is key to curbing the current outbreak. It’s […]

January 31, 2015» Read more

By Niall O’Dowd Published,, December 25, 2014 In the beginning of that day around 2005 in the Christmas time, I remember we arrived at their house in Queens to help with the tree trimming and enjoy the compliments of the season.It was cold outside and hot coffee and an Irish breakfast helped line our stomachs and prep us for […]

January 2, 2015» Read more
Rory Staunton

“There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world even though they are no longer among the living … They light the way for humankind.”   Hannah Senesh, poet. (1921-1944) Here is part of HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s speech at the […]

December 3, 2014» Read more