Sepsis Survivor Week

As many as 60% of sepsis survivors are left not only with physical challenges but mental and emotional challenges too. 

During Sepsis Survivor Week we partner with sepsis survivors to honor their experience by sharing their individual stories of survival and bringing awareness to the unseen mental, emotional, and physical challenges many survivors face every day.

Sepsis Survivor Week is an annual observance that takes place the 2nd week of February. In 2023, it will be observed from February 12th to February 18th.

This year, we also want to honor the caregivers, providing support while their loved one recovers from sepsis.

We prepared these shareable resources to help you honor sepsis survivors and spread awareness of the challenges they face. Will you join us?

You can also make a gift to support Sepsis Alliance resources by clicking here.

 

 


Get the facts

Make sure you have all the facts about sepsis survivors. To download our 2022 Life After Sepsis fact sheet, click here.

Life After Sepsis Information Guide

To download this easy-to-print guide about what to expect after surviving sepsis, click here.

Life After Sepsis Trifold

To download a printable version of this helpful trifold about life after sepsis, click here.

To download a version for viewing online, click here.

To learn more and find resources for sepsis survivors, click here.

 

Infographics to Share

Spread the word – #SepsisSurvivor

Click on the below infographics to download and share them with your social media community. Remember to hashtag #SepsisSurvivor and tag @SepsisAlliance when you do.

 

 

 

For Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

For Twitter (1600 x 900) – click here

For Instagram Stories (1080 x 1920) – click here

Spanish for Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

 

 

 

 

 

For Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

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For Instagram Stories (1080 x 1920) – click here

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For Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

For Twitter (1600 x 900) – click here

For Instagram Stories (1080 x 1920) – click here

Spanish for Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

 

 

 

 

 

For Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

For Twitter (1600 x 900) – click here

For Instagram Stories (1080 x 1920) – click here

Spanish for Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

 

 

 

 

 

For Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

For Twitter (1600 x 900) – click here

For Instagram Stories (1080 x 1920) – click here

Spanish for Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

 

 

 

 

For Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

For Twitter (1600 x 900) – click here

For Instagram Stories (1080 x 1920) – click here

Spanish for Instagram and Facebook (1080 x 1080) – click here

 

 

**Please see below for usage regulations

Download the Sepsis Survivor Week Poster

Thank you to everyone who provided photos for our Sepsis Survivor Week poster in 2021! Click below to download, print, and share.

 

Download the poster – 11″ x 17″ – click here

 

**Please see below for usage regulations

Life After Sepsis Videos

Caregiver Information

When your loved one becomes ill with sepsis, it can be a scary time – one that most people aren’t prepared for. You may not know what sepsis is or how to help your loved one.

Download our guide, When a Loved One Has Sepsis: A Caregiver’s Guide, for more information about navigating this difficult time.

To download the guide, click here

 

 

 

 

Read Survivor Stories

Jessica Enderle

Survivor

October 1, 2019, I came home from work feeling a bit tired. We had moved our office location that day, so I thought I was just exhausted from moving boxes and furniture. About 3 hours later, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. My husband had plans to go out of town for the weekend and I encouraged him to go. He left early on October 2. I continued to feel worse. Flu-like. My dad came over and decided to take my daughter with him for a sleepover at their house. I am so thankful for that ... Read Full Story

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Monica L.

Survivor, Survivor

I was just 18 years old in 2008 when I gave birth to my daughter Brooklyn on October 9th at 11:59 a.m. The delivery went wonderfully and I was a new mother to a beautiful little girl with a head of thick black hair. About a week later, at home I began experiencing contraction like stomach pain that I just assumed was from my uterus retracting back to its normal size. (Sepsis and Pregnancy & Childbirth) Within 24 hours the pain was very intense and I was starting too feel extremely lethargic and confused. I called a family member to ... Read Full Story

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Shay and Amelia B.

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

It was Friday, October 24, 2014. I was 27 weeks pregnant and just finished two long days of parent teacher conferences. I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. My husband and I had scheduled a long overdue date night, but I was so tired I ended up sleeping through it. (Sepsis and Pregnancy & Childbirth) I woke up in the middle of the night to uncontrollable chills and could not stop shaking; violently shaking. The next day my husband had planned to go golfing, but I was to tired to move so my mom said she ... Read Full Story

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Kayla Ferrer

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

Kayla was admitted for hip pain then became septic due to osteomyelitis of the hip, which was also MRSA. Due to her asthma she got pneumonia. (Sepsis and MRSA, Sepsis and Pneumonia) Kayla was intubated two days after being admitted. Went into surgery to remove the infection but unfortunately her heart was failing she received two rounds of chest compressions and was placed on ECMO. Kayla was not getting any better her left lung was completely collapsed after a bronchoscopy that an RT recommended. From one day to another she showed so much improvement. After 7 days on ECMO she ... Read Full Story

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Judith Clark

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

In 2015 I was on a cruise ship on the Atlantic Ocean when my appendix ruptured. (Sepsis and Appendicitis) After hours of waiting, a Portuguese military helicopter airlifted me to the Ponte Delgada in the Azore Islands. I had a ruptured appendix and sepsis for about 8 hours. It was difficult to know how long I went with a ruptured appendix prior to surgery. After 5 hours of surgery and 2 weeks in the hospital, I returned home to the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then I had 2 surgeries for an incisional hernia and 1 surgery for adhesiolysis. Through ... Read Full Story

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Usage Regulations

**This toolkit and the materials presented and linked within it are the sole property of Sepsis Alliance. This toolkit and the materials presented and linked within it are meant to be shared and used for educational and awareness raising purposes only. The toolkit and the materials presented and linked within cannot be reproduced and sold for monetary value. When used for educational and awareness raising purposes, the materials must be used as follows:

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