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We are proud to have our work and Rory’s story featured in the New York Times article C.D.C. Sets New Standards for Hospitals to Combat Sepsis. From the article: “Rory’s mother, Ms. Staunton, who started a foundation to combat sepsis with her husband, Ciaran Staunton, acknowledged the federal guidance didn’t go as far as the state […]

December 22, 2023» Read more
Rory Staunton as a toddler Christmastime

  I live in dread of meeting a little boy wearing a red hat at Christmas time. It’s him, my breaking heart whispers. Of course, it’s not him, but nonetheless, the memories rush back of Rory’s enormous smile, his upturned face, his chit-chat. A little red hat sitting atop a super lovable little boy, a boy who […]

December 21, 2023» Read more

On September 13th–World Sepsis Day–the END SEPSIS 2023 National Forum on Sepsis was held in Washington DC. It was a phenomenal success! The event was live streamed globally, reaching viewers in more than 35 countries. Here’s the event recap. Leading figures in sepsis, including policymakers, clinicians, scholars, hospital executives, private sector innovators, journalists and patient […]

November 25, 2023» Read more
Tara Cirella holding legislation with Gianna Cirella's face

Six years ago today, the world lost Gianna Cirella. She was 16 years old and she lost her life to sepsis. You can read Gianna’s story here. Through their grief and anguish, Gianna’s parents, Tara and Stanley “Skip” Cirella, vowed to make a difference and to ensure that no other child would die a needless death […]

November 1, 2023» Read more

On April 01, 2012, our lives changed forever. The door of the waiting room opened at the New York hospital where we had taken our son three evenings before. The doctor who had been at Rory’s bedside for those three long days and nights told us that he was sorry, but Rory was dead. There […]

August 25, 2023» Read more