November 30, 2012
November 2012 my 3 week old son became terribly ill and doctors were unable to diagnose his condition/illness. On our 2 (maybe 3rd) day out of 30 in the hospital, the infectious diseases doctor mentioned sepsis and septic shock. I was clueless. I began researching what sepsis was and learned enough to understand what it did to the body, but nothing else. Thank God my son survived and we made it home. I continued my research of sepsis and came across Sepsis Alliance. I began to read their "Faces of Sepsis" stories and learned so much more than I had imagined. I learned that sepsis is a very common killer and yet very little people know about it. Sepsis Alliance allowed me and many others to share our experiences with the world and to educate and spread awareness. That mission is to spread awareness (KNOW SEPSIS) and save lives. I have been fortunate to share my son's story, as well as the Sepsis Alliance website and Faces of Sepsis stories and educate friends and family. Me telling my experience was just one "incident" and if others can read and learn about how common and dangerous this actually is , then lives CAN be saved. This is why I nominate Sepsis Alliance for this award/recognition.
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