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 2022, it will be observed from February 13th to February 19th.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Laura

Survivor

When I gave birth to a healthy baby boy in July 2020 it never occurred to me that I could develop a life-threatening infection. In my mind infections after childbirth were a thing of the past, not something that could happen to a healthy woman like me who had a routine delivery at a New York City hospital. The evening my husband and I got home from the hospital with our newborn I devoured takeout from our local Italian restaurant. It was the best meal of my life. By the next morning my appetite had vanished. For a week, burning ... Read Full Story

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Brett Dorsey

Survivor, Survivor

I was always a healthy person – so when I developed bacterial pneumonia I wasn’t extremely concerned. (Sepsis and Pneumonia) I would take the antibiotics prescribed and be better in a few days. On day 3 of taking antibiotics at home everything changed. My wife (a nurse) couldn’t wake me up and noticed my hands were cold and blue. My heart was racing, I had extreme body pain, and all I could say was “I’m dying”. Luckily my wife recognized the symptoms of sepsis and took me to the hospital where I spent 15 days in the ICU. I suffered ... Read Full Story

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Steven Keske

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

In April 2020 my son came to me and said his leg hurt. I coughed it up to growing pains. The next morning he woke up to a rash and a fever. He said he leg hurt. Called his doctor and was referred to urgent care. The urgent care doctor said it was a virus and let it take its course. And do Google Covid testing sites. Within 24hrs I found my son’s lifeless body, I rushed him to the children’s hospital and that’s when we found out what he really had. If I didn’t check on him that night ... Read Full Story

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Sherry Parsons

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

In October 2008 I started getting chills and body aches, I thought it was just a typical flu bug, boy was i wrong. 3 days after feeling ill I started hallucinating, and within a couple hours I couldn’t walk anymore, so my husband rushed me to the emergency. 2 hours after arriving I lost consciousness. When I came to I was told I was put on a ventilator for 2 weeks as i had double pneumonia and sepsis. (Sepsis and Pneumonia) they had to do fluid resuscitation and my blood oxygen level was 38. I wasn’t supposed to live but ... Read Full Story

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Holli T.

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

I am a 2x triple negative breast cancer survivor AND a 2x sepsis survivor. The day Oregon shut down due to COVID-19, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. After I went through chemo and recovered, I underwent my second bilateral mastectomy to remove implants from my first bout with cancer (2017). At some point, I touched my dog and then my drain tube. It took less than 8 hours for my drainage to go from normal, to green and gross looking. (Sepsis and Cancer, Sepsis and Surgery, Sepsis and Invasive Devices) I was hospitalized, put on antibiotics. I was ... 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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