“Sepsis and Children” Video Honored with Two W3 Awards

October 25, 2017

San Diego, California

Sepsis Alliance’s newest video, Sepsis and Children, has been recognized by the W3 Awards with a Gold Award in video for Public Service/Activism and a Silver Award in video for Non-Profit. The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Artists and honors creative excellence on the web.

Following a recent survey performed on behalf of Sepsis Alliance that found only 28% of parents knew the symptoms of sepsis in children, Erin’s Campaign for Kids released Sepsis and Children. Erin’s Campaign for Kids is a Sepsis Alliance initiative that aims to inform and educate parents and medical professionals about sepsis in children.

Sepsis and Children tells the story of 8-year-old Michael Stolzenberg who developed sepsis from a cut that became infected, ultimately leading to a quadruple amputation of Michael’s arms and legs. The video features Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, FCCM, FACPE, a globally recognized leading expert on sepsis in children. The video was created to address the need for parents to be more educated about sepsis and its signs and symptoms.

Michael’s story demonstrates just how life-changing sepsis can be, despite the fact that the survey revealed 42 percent of parents believe there are no long-term effects on children after having sepsis.