I lost my 40 year old husband, Jeffrey Ray Davis, to sepsis in 2012. Sepsis was missed by 2 different ED Dr. until he was in septic shock. I did not know what sepsis was. I did a Google search after he died and the Sepsis Alliance website came up first. They have been instrumental in my healing from becoming a widow. They have been with me from the first day I contacted them and have supported me ever since. They are no longer strangers to me, they are family! We are all in this fight together, and I am proud to be raising sepsis awareness and saving lives with them! 2018 will be the 5th annual In Loving Memory of Jeffrey Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge and to date I've raised over $20,000 for Sepsis Alliance, while educating the community on sepsis being a medical emergency and preaching the symptoms over and over again. I want them to be embedded in as many peoples brains that I can touch, so more survive! I have gotten my will to live back with Sepsis Alliance's help, and each time I get something accomplished to save more lives, I feel proud because I know my husband's memory lives on and his fight continues through me and his children!
Jeff's story: http://www.sepsis.org/faces/jeffrey-davis/
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My 40 year old husband died of sepsis October 20, 2012, leaving me a 35 year old widow and his 2 children 3 and 9 months old fatherless. Sepsis Alliance has been there for me since I first told them about my beloved husband, Jeff. His story just went live today on there website:
I will help them raise awareness so ER's catch this deadly infection quicker when time is so critical. The mortality rate for sepsis goes up 8% every hour it goes undiagnosed!
Sepsis Alliance has been instrumental in promoting sepsis awareness, recognition, and early intervention. They have developed tools and resources for health care clinicians and to the community. As a critical care educator and university faculty member, I have used several of Sepsis Alliances resources for teaching staff and students. I also use their resources for patients, family, and community member education.
The staff and volunteers at Sepsis Alliance are very helpful. My husband is a septic shock survivor. This organization has helped both me and my family with follow-up questions and providing a network of others to talk with. They are transparent with how my donations and time are used.
Sharon Hansen, MN, RN, CCRN
My interactions with Sepsis Alliance have mostly been with Thomas Heymann who was very informative about this growing problem. Since becoming aware, I have heard numerous stories of how this touched others directly or a loved one. The stories are quite harrowing, often sadly fatal. We have tried to connect make connections to further the awareness in the DFW area of this condition. Hence our donation(s) as a wellness company, Wello Inc. www.welloinc.com .
Exceptional organization. Provides excellent resources to professionals and the public to improve early recognition and treatment of sepsis.
Sepsis Alliance (SA) is the world's leading nonprofit for sepsis awareness. Working with dedicated medical professionals and advocates SA provides real-time information and education about sepsis prevention and early detection. There is a common theme at SA and it is a deep passion and strong desire to save lives by providing sepsis awareness.
The Sepsis Alliance was the only responsive and active resource for me, a sepsis survivor. They are doing truly amazing work saving lives and educating the public and health community.
Thank you Sepsis Alliance. You have helped me to understand what I went through and what other people go through!
Sepsis Alliance was invaluable to me after my Mom died with Septic Shock in 2010. I didn't know what Sepsis was and was stunned, utterly speechless, when the doctors at a Level 1 Trauma Center told us that Mom was going to die. We thought Mom had the flu; her only symptom was a shaking chill. Despite their best efforts, Mom went from walking into the ER and talking to being in an induced coma, on dialysis, having 8 IV lines and many other treatments, all in the same day. Mom died two days later. I reached out to Sepsis Alliance and the fine people there cared so much, listened to me and taught me a lot. I raise awareness of Sepsis whenever and wherever I can.
Sepsis Alliance informs and educates the public and healthcare professionals. It is a valuable resource for all in learning more about this devastating condition. I will always be grateful to Sepsis Alliance for all it does, in memory of my Mom, who died before our eyes with septic shock.