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When Orlaith & Ciaran Staunton looked for information after Rory’s death, they immediately went to the CDC website and looked up sepsis. The result – nothing – not a mention of the word. Knowing that CDC is the “renowned” source for information, the Staunton’s relentlessly pursued a meeting. And, that meeting did happen, in fact, […]

July 11, 2014» Read more

Following intense lobbying by us we are pleased to see that CDC launched a new sepsis awareness section on its website this week. Thank you, Dr. Frieden, for keeping your promise to us. We have always said knowledge is power and by CDC taking a leadership role, we can save thousands of lives. See his […]

May 30, 2014» Read more

When our son Rory Staunton died, we learned that several institutions had let us down. One institution was the pediatric Emergency Room he attended. The staff there didn’t recognize the symptoms of sepsis; we now have regulations in place in New York that will force medical staff to “think” sepsis. However, even if medical staff […]

May 20, 2014» Read more

Dear Doctor, Please give my child antibiotics. No, I don’t mean give my child antibiotics every time we visit. Please give my child antibiotics when you see something different in what may appear to be ordinary. Please give my child antibiotics when you know the symptoms of sepsis and you’re thinking, maybe? Just do the […]

May 6, 2014» Read more

On March 29, 2012 we brought our sick 12 year old son, Rory to our pediatrician, Dr. Susan Levitzky. We learned many troubling things that night, one being that many doctors do not know the signs or do not “think” sepsis. Rory was a red light for sepsis that night but Dr. Susan Levitzky did […]

March 21, 2014» Read more