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The Rory Staunton Foundation and National Family Council on Sepsis members, Ann Ceschin and Chris Aiello, were in Atlanta this week for a two-day meeting with the CDC and other patient advocate groups to discuss sepsis and other causes of preventable deaths. CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, declared at the meeting that “the status quo on sepsis is […]

May 19, 2016» Read more

At a meeting held last week in Washington D.C. with the Rory Staunton Foundation, the National Family Council on Sepsis and congressional staff, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committed to the launch of a multimillion dollar, multi-year public awareness campaign dedicated solely to educating the public about sepsis. This campaign marks a […]

April 26, 2016» Read more

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