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

 

 

 

 

 

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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

John Burris

Survivor

I am John Burris a Dance Educator who developed sepsis in 2014 from a severe case of pneumonia. (Sepsis and Pneumonia) Also in a medically induced coma for 3 weeks to realize what my next phase of life would be. Faced by 5 weeks of dialysis treatments and to face the next step to lose both my feet and hands within a 30 day period. My uphill like others were to face the outcome drive and rise to the many new challenges. Being a competitive dancer fighting as if I was on a stage competing all over again to be ... Read Full Story

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Becky Walker

Survivor, Survivor

In August of this year I went to bed just tired from cleaning my dad’s house for him. They said I stayed in bed the whole next day and night and they found me unresponsive the next morning. They called an ambulance and I was placed in the critical care unit from the emergency room.  They didn’t have a bed in icu at the time. I woke up a few hours later. When I tried to talk, my words were scrambled but that got better over the next few days so I started on them to let me go home ... Read Full Story

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Gerald H. Williams

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

Well, a year ago, I was having lower side/back pain and could hardly walk. I called doctor that asked me the level of pain out of 10. My reply was 15+. His answer was go to the clinic so I did., The doctor on duty asked me a few questions and said I had a kidney stone on the move. (Sepsis and Kidney Stones) Sent me to the hospital with a note. Upon arriving at hospital, I was immediately met and assessed and put on a bed. Off to the ultra sound and an x-ray. 20 minute later was told ... Read Full Story

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Melissa Fraga de Melo

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

(Translated from Portuguese with the contributor’s permission, using Google Translate) Mel had sepsis from Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 7 months old, had a transinfectious anemia requiring blood transfusion. (Sepsis and Bacterial Infections) Well, it was a big fight, and after 15 days we won!! But I believe that we are currently experiencing post-sepsis syndrome. She has recurrent infections, there were 8 otitis in the last year. We looked for several health professionals, without much success. We hear a lot that it is normal for children of this age to get sick, fight, I’m very happy to have found this space!!!   ... Read Full Story

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Marla Green

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor, Survivor

My journey began the end of Jan. 2020. We had recently moved to a new area, and really didn’t know our way around town much. After laying in bed sick and hurting in pain since, Thursday afternoon Jan. 31st, we called our doctor’s office first thing Friday morning to try to get in and be seen. We couldn’t see our new primary doctor because she was booked up solid, so I, was given the option to see another doctor we did not know in the same office, so they fit me in at the end of their day at 3:30 ... 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:

  • The materials must be used in their original unaltered state, that includes not adding alternate logos, websites, or additional graphics, etc.
  • The Sepsis Alliance logo and any other logo on the material must be clearly visible
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