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“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

Today, before the opening session at the CMS Health Conference in Baltimore, a meeting took place between Secretary Burwell and Ciaran and Orlaith Staunton to discuss sepsis awareness. The conference, with over 1,500 attendees, was addressed by the Staunton Family, Secretary Mathews Burwell and Dr. Patrick Conway. The meeting between the Stauntons and President Obama’s […]

December 1, 2014» Read more

Senator Tom Harkin, the chairman of the influential Senate Health committee, has promised action on sepsis after hearing testimony from Rory Staunton’s father, Ciaran, at a Senate Committee Hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The hearing, which was held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, was the first time that the issue […]

September 26, 2014» Read more

Major announcements followed the 1st Annual Rory Staunton Foundation National Forum on Sepsis: Defeating the Killer.More details will follow but we are excited to let you know that at the end of the Forum the following announcements were made: First ever Congressional Sepsis Caucus in the House of Representatives will be established. Introduction of sepsis […]

September 18, 2014» Read more

Tommy Fitzgerald, aged 13 years died a year ago today. Tommy loved to play baseball, he ran track, loved to sing, dance and play the piano. Most of all Tommy had a beautiful smile and a great nature. He was much loved. I know Tommy because his dad Ken contacted us after he died. Ken […]

August 5, 2014» Read more