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Causes: Health, Public Health

Mission: Save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency.

Programs: Sepsis awareness and education programs for the general public and health professionals. Support to sepsis survivors and loved ones of sepsis patients.

Community Stories

163 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

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 .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Exceptional organization. Provides excellent resources to professionals and the public to improve early recognition and treatment of sepsis.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful to connect with so many people in recovery. Definitely helped me pull through!

1 JulesP

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Sepsis Alliance. You have helped me to understand what I went through and what other people go through!

1 John58

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The information I've gained from Sepsis Alliance has been invaluable in terms of understanding all that my body went through and the after effects of Sepsis. S.A. saves lives by spreading awareness. They also provide info and support to those who have survived Sepsis!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sepsis alliance has been invaluable to me as a sepsis survivor. I've learned so much about sepsis that I never knew. I've also met other survivors, it's nice to know you're not alone. It's wonderful how SA educates the public and healthcare workers about this condition, and how they're fighting for mandatory sepsis protocols. I'm sure many lives have been saved due to this. It would've made all he difference for me if the ER I went to recognized sepsis as a medical emergency.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We lost our son to Sepsis in 2014. The information and on-going support of the Sepsis Alliance has been invaluable. If the medical community knew more about Sepsis in 2014, our son might still be with us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Sepsis Alliance has gone above and beyond in helping us cope with losing our son to Sepsis. In addition, the information that they provide, we have been able to share with many family, friends and co-workers -- and in return, raise funds for their cause. They are responsive to personal requests and never cease to amaze me. The information on their website is great and helped us make serious decisions at a critical time in our lives.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I got sick in March 2016 with what I thought was just a sinus infection. 7 days later I was fighting for my life. I had strep throat, a sinus infection, DIC and double lower lobe pneumonia, that lead to becoming severely Septic. I had never heard of sepsis before. My husband and mom were called back only to be told they needed to call my friends and family to have them come say good bye, because I was too sick to live.
I spent 2 weeks on a ventilator, sedated and the next month learning how to do simple things again like washing my hands, brushing my teeth and walking.
My body still feels foreign to me and without Sepsis Alliance I would have never known that Post Sepsis Syndrome even existed and that I also had PTSD. The information on this site is amazing and I sat and cried for an hour because of all the information. And it was everything that I was dealing with.
It took my ICU doctors 2 days to figure out what was wrong with me, so more awareness needs to be shared with hospitals and doctors.
Thank you so much for all the work you and your team do!! It has definitely helped me more than words could ever express!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was 14 when he was diagnosed with sepsis. It was the worst moments of our life and i was lucky to have this site for support and knowledge. Sepsis.org has been a place for me to browse though other stories and not feel so alone in this.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

no one should die from sepsis I lost my father although he had several nurses who should have known how ill he was it was overlooked I myself also got sepsis from changing his diabetic needle I have copd and got a stick from his needle. my father died while I was in the hospital for sepsis and although I called 911 they said I had the flu and the hospital could not do nothing. thanks to your campaign many lives can be saved my son who is running for our state rep in mi did get new fire men put on in westland god bless him and my sister who saved my life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a survivor of sepsis, I found the Sepsis Alliance not only an invaluable source of information but a source of comfort for those who have lost loved ones of all ages to this frightening condition. Those of us fortunate enough to come through will continue to raise awareness through this non-profit organisation so that others will know what to ask and do should they, or a loved one, become affected. The Sepsis Alliance is doing a marvellous job.

3 Lulalu222

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a survivor of sepsis - I contracted it just in 2011 following abdominal surgery for bowel cancer. I had my colon removed, and the resection itself leaked. Fortunately, an eagle-eyed junior doctor noticed that something was up and insisted on a CT scan, despite the consultant disagreeing with her. I owe my life to that wonderful doctor.
I have recovered and now live a 'normal' life, but sepsis has changed me as a person. I was in intensive care for over a month and all my organs suffered. I had horrific hallucinations and still experience flashbacks. I was so weakened by the illness that I could not walk and could barely talk - I had severe memory problems and muscle weakness. People who don't know me would not suspect that I still suffer from side effects of sepsis; processing difficulties, some short term memory problems, weakness in my muscles, and a depressed tolerance for pain. Those who knew me before are aware of the changes in me, but relieved that I survived.
Finding information about sepsis was difficult for my family, and this website really provides help for those in a similar situation. It is overwhelmingly frightening, and hearing about others' experiences is incredibly helpful, as is reading about research and symptoms.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mom was diagnosed with sepsis in may of 2016 and unfortunately passed away from sepsis and liver condition on may 11th 2016.beautiful soul full of life got cut short...before her, i never heard of sepsis before.now in honor of my mom i make it a priority to spread the word about sepsis every chance i get.thankyou for Sepsis Alliance for doing the same.God bless

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After surviving sepsis, I started following everything related to sepsis and came across Sepsis Alliance. This organization immediately caught my attention with their personal stories from other sepsis survivors and of loved ones lost due to sepsis. I have learned so much from the information they have provided daily and they stand out to me in raising awareness. Sepsis Alliance is an excellent organization and great a great resource for those who had sepsis and those who want to learn about it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had no knowledge of sepsis prior to my cousin contracting this illness. Now I am very informed and seek to inform as many people as I can through social media. Sepsis Alliance is a wonderful resource for knowledge and prevention, as well as knowing the signs to look for in a person who is on there way to septic shock. If there is one takeaway I've learned, it's Time Is Of The Essence! Know the signs and get medical attention asap. My cousin is doing well and eight months later she is determined to live life to the fullest for herself as well as her family. She is the most courageous, strong and determined person I know!

2 Liz_88

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am 4 years post sepsis shock. Without the sepsis alliance I would have had NO understanding of what had happened to me or how to fight for my care post sepsis. Four years ago when I left the hospital I was told to rest for a couple of weeks and I would be fine. I was not fine in two weeks. I went through 1 1/2 years not knowing what to think. Then I found Sepsis Alliance and quickly found, by reading the tales of other survivors, that I was not alone. The Sepsis Alliance has continued to educate me as new information, such as Post Sepsis Syndrome, came to light. It has provided documents I can use to educate my Drs and others. It has provided simple facts I can use to raise awareness on FB. Sepsis Alliance not only raises awareness, but equips others to raise awareness.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Sepsis Alliance allowed me to put into print the facts about the loss of my Wife, Maureen Aveyard, to this most horrible of conditions.
Neither of us were aware of Sepsis when my wife fell ill, symptoms were diarrhoea and sickness along with the odd few seconds of shacking and shivering. Working in a care home these symptoms were not unusual and the first thought was novo virus which clears in 48 to 60 hours. We were just passing the time until it cleared. It didn't and less than 48 hours after seeing the first signs of illness Maureen passed away. 1a Sepsis. 1b. pneumonia.
Being able to relate this on the Sepsis Alliance Web site helped me to clear my mind a little and I hope that awareness is raised as a result. In England we now have a saying at the first sign of illness, ask "Could it be Sepsis". Ask it loudly and clearly, and ask it of professionals who will take it seriously and can, hopefully, help. Be aware, Be very aware.
Thank you Sepsis Alliance.