Editor’s Note: We came across a story by Jayne Bissmire, a woman running to raise funds for the UK Sepsis Trust. We were moved by how Jayne tells her story of how sepsis–a life-threatening condition that happens when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs–has impacted her life by nearly taking her father from her.
We know now from research that sepsis accounts for more 30-day readmissions and is more costly than heart attacks, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. Behind these numbers-driven research papers, though, are the people whose lives are impacted by the condition.
Here is a first-hand account from one such person. Thank you, Jayne, for sharing your story and that of your father with our community of supporters.
My Sepsis Story
by Jayne Bissmire
I am running 50 miles for Sepsis, because more needs to be done. Read More