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Sammi's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: Midlands
  • Story:
  • They operated within an hour, they told me how unwell I was and told my mum I had a 40% chance to pull through and with my ovaries...

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Jemma's Story

  • Age: 11-20
  • Location: Wigan
  • Story:
  • Jemma's was and always will be a massive part of our lives...

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Sonia's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: Bristol
  • Story:
  • I now know that this was undiagnosed sepsis once again...

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Ellie's Story

  • Age: 11-20
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Story:
  • On the 23rd of December 2015, it started off as a normal day for me...

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Mary's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: London
  • Story:
  • The doctor who admitted me said I would need emergency surgery that night...

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Andy Ryan's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Story:
  • "I was unable to walk or get out of bed...."

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Jess's Story

  • Age: 11-20
  • Location: TBC
  • Story: Survivor
  • "I was then taken to multiple different rooms to have abdominal x-rays........"

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Lucy's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Story: Survivor
  • "At this point I remember having the feeling I was going to die....."

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Louise's Grandad's Story

  • Age: 51-60
  • Location: South West
  • Story: Tribute
  • It doesn't get any easier, you just learn to accept he's not around anymore.....

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Joe's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: Belfast
  • Story: Survivor
  • Joe was never supposed to live past birth...

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Nicholas's Story

  • Age: 71-80
  • Location: North East
  • Story: Tribute
  • It took 15 months to have my dad’s inquest over a two-day period as so many hospital staff had to give statements....

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Ann's Story

  • Age: 11-20
  • Location: Isle of Man
  • Story: Tribute
  • Hopefully this will help save lives and keep Ann's memory alive by re-framing crisis into growth.

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Annaliese's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: Midlands
  • Story: Tribute
  • We’ve lost a positive, generous and creative person who had so much more to give.....

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Kirsten's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: Bristol
  • Story: Survivor
  • I was put into a medically induced coma and placed on a ventilator....

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Hayley's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: Manchester
  • Story: Tribute
  • She deserved to have her baby and live to see him grow up

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Darren's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: North
  • Story: Survivor
  • my condition was still deteriorating........ ‘We are going to transfer you to the Intensive Care Unit’

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Thomas's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Tribute
  • After the initial and unimaginably hard first few months were over we decided that we had to work with the charity.

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Elenna Britten's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: North Midlands
  • Story: Survivor
  • How had I gone from a healthy normal woman to my death bed in two days?

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William Mead

William Mead's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: England
  • Story: Tribute
  • Williams touching story as told by his Mother Melissa.

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Nana's Story

  • Age: 71-80
  • Location: North
  • Story: Tribute
  • On the Saturday she had perked up .............................

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Stephanie's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: Scotland
  • Story: Tribute
  • The staff fought hard and Steph fought hard......

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Thomas's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: North
  • Story: Tribute
  • The loss of Thomas has had a devastating effect on our family.........

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Niki's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: North
  • Story: Survivor
  • Last year I had a routine operation ..........

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Jim Stuart

Jim's Story

  • Age: 51-60
  • Location: Scotland
  • Story: Tribute
  • "Jim is fit, healthy, looks after himself and is a hard working family man....."

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Jim's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: Midlands
  • Story: Tribute
  • Monday morning came and off he went to the doctors......

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Rebecca's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Story: Survivor
  • I feel thankful that the maternity unit were sepsis aware.........

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William's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Story: Tribute
  • "William loved life, he was looking forward to going to Thomas Land.........."

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Layton's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: North
  • Story: Tribute
  • On the 9th February 2015 our son Layton sadly passed away........

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Max's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: South West
  • Story: Tribute
  • "We are of course devastated, and the main point of all this really I guess is that sepsis comes from infection....."

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Mike's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: Hereford
  • Story: Survivor
  • I am a wedding photographer aged 68. I have had extremely good health all of my life.

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Luke's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: South West
  • Story: Tribute
  • Luke never really was the kind of person to go to the doctors unless it was really needed......

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Becci's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: North West
  • Story: Survivor
  • On the 17th August 2013 I went into labour with my second child and he was born naturally 2 hours later at 11:48 pm without any complication

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Oliver's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • Oliver was born on 29th January 2015, a healthy baby....

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Rosie's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • Rosie had chicken pox and it was progressing normally

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Chloe Christopher

Chloe's Story

  • Age: 11-20
  • Location: Cwmaman
  • Story: Tribute
  • Chloe had just what we thought was a cold. Life hasn't been the same since......

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Claire's Story

  • Age: 11-20
  • Location: South West
  • Story: Survivor
  • It is now around 10 months since I had sepsis and only now am I starting to feel somewhat normal again.

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Bill's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: Hastings
  • Story: Survivor
  • I had a bad cold which turned into a chest infection, so I made one of my rare visits to my GP.....

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Gillian’s Mum's Story

  • Age: 51-60
  • Location: North
  • Story: Tribute
  • My mum was waiting for liver transplant; we were looking forward to the future with my mum being healthy again.

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Emma's Story

  • Age: 11-20
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Tribute
  • Emma started her 2nd year at Napier University & celebrated her 19th birthday on the 20th September 2013

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Rob's Story

  • Age: 51-60
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Story: Tribute
  • Rob was aged 52 when he passed away, he loved climbing mountains and led an outdoor lifestyle......

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Pete's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: South
  • Story: Tribute
  • Pete was a former professional footballer and had back packed around New Zealand. In April 2010 he had flu-like symptoms......

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Olivia's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: North
  • Story: Tribute
  • Olivia Rae appeared to be suffering a severe cold or flu; she died suddenly from sepsis, aged just 17

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Meryam's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: Wales
  • Story: Tribute
  • Meryam died of Sepsis on 3rd December 2013, her family are still stunned and heartbroken. She was feverish and had a sore throat....

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Kenny's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Tribute
  • “He was a larger than life personality and could light up a room with his presence” Kenny lost his life aged 37.

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Kelly's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Tribute
  • My daughter Kelly was just 30 years old when she died of sepsis on 22nd August 2013; we miss her everyday.....

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Kay's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Tribute
  • My sister wasn’t ill: she had simply had an operation & was a healthy 44 year old who enjoyed life to the full.

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Jem's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: West
  • Story: Tribute
  • Jem was 37, a proud Dad, great husband, and keen sportsman. 48 hours later, he was dead…

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Janet's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: South
  • Story: Tribute
  • Johns tribute to his wife Janet Faith Carol Garnham - "I loved her with all my heart and all my soul"

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Hilary's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: North
  • Story: Tribute
  • Hilary died from sepsis on Christmas Day 2010, leaving her family devastated

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Graham's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: South
  • Story: Tribute
  • Graham died aged just 44, leaving a young daughter and his devastated wife.

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Gerry's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: South
  • Story: Tribute
  • Gerry was a Mum, wife, and Grandma to 5 - life is just that little bit darker without her....

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Francoise's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: South
  • Story: Tribute
  • My mother was a very healthy woman who loved life and lived for her family; Francoise died on the 29th December 2013

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Dr. Smith's Story

  • Age: 71-80
  • Location: South
  • Story: Tribute
  • Roy was a much loved husband and devoted family man – we were married for almost 52 years. We miss him so much.

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Cliff's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: Wiltshire
  • Story:
  • "The doctor came to confirm the death and wrote Sepsis as the primary cause" - much loved and missed by all........

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Cindy's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Story: Tribute
  • "If we had known about Sepsis and what to look for, could Cindy have been saved?" loved & missed by all those who knew her.....

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Chris's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: South
  • Story: Tribute
  • Chris had been called into the doctor 2 days after Christmas. We would like to remember him for all the great times we shared.

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Mrs. Joyner's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • My Mother was admitted to the maternity unit of Salisbury Infirmary where I was born on 23 April 1927.

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Cerri 's Story

  • Age: 11-20
  • Location: North
  • Story: Tribute
  • Cerri was only 20 years of age when she died suddenly from sepsis…

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Brian's Story

  • Age: 81-90
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Tribute
  • “A man in our hearts…. For all time” - Dad was a wonderful person, he died in April, aged 88

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Benjamin's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: York
  • Story: Tribute
  • This is one of the last pictures I have of Benjamin - he died at 1:30am on the 4th December aged 14 months.

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Tilly's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • Tilly – critically ill with sepsis at just 7 months of age. A harrowing account written by her Mum.

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Susie's Story

  • Age: 51-60
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • The goal of still being able to volunteer for the Olympics spurred me on to heal quickly…

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Stevie-Louise's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • That one step felt like I had climbed Everest and I was beaming....

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Stella's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • On 3rd May, all my fingers and thumbs were amputated. Almost four years later I am very well, just missing bits!

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Stacey's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Story:
  • In less than 24 hours I was in ICU. This shows how quickly these things can strike....

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Father of Sigrid's Story

  • Age: 61-70
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • Sepsis Survivor

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Sara's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: Salisbury
  • Story: Survivor
  • The team at A&E rushed me into resuscitation and then made the decision to put me into a medically induced coma. Amazingly I lived.

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Samantha's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • Samantha was a new mother and felt unwell. "Luckily within the golden hour I was given the correct drugs which helped to save my life....."

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Rhian's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: Wales
  • Story: Survivor
  • I was 36 weeks pregnant, had just started my maternity leave. I felt poorly with what I assumed was a bad cold, or at worse flu.

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Phil's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • Phil developed sepsis following a routine operation…. "I’m a self employed photographer and so I had to get back to work"

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Penelope's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • When our daughter Penelope developed chicken pox at 22 months old, we weren’t too concerned....

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Natalie's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: UK
  • Story:
  • Developed Sepsis to the kidney six weeks before her wedding

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Melissa's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • I was thinking this must be normal after having a baby.

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Mary's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • 'Being a first time mum I felt tired but instead of getting better I got worse’

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Matthew's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: North
  • Story: Survivor
  • Matthew developed sepsis following surgery, he spent 5 months in hospital......

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Lettie's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • Lettie – developed severe sepsis shortly after giving birth to her son, Zac..

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Kelly's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: Kent
  • Story: Survivor
  • Last year at the age of twenty-four I developed severe uro-sepsis.......

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Karina's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: East
  • Story: Survivor
  • Karina was 24 and about to be married, she had a slight temperature....

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Julie's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • Julie developed sepsis after routine surgery in July 2012; "I felt light headed & had a racing pulse"

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Julie's Story

  • Age: 51-60
  • Location: North West
  • Story: Survivor
  • Julie suffered a cycling accident and number of injuries; two months after being discharged sepsis was diagnosed

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Joseph's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • Joseph, now 3, was critically ill as a baby with sepsis. After ten and half weeks in hospital I brought my son home....

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Joe's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: Surrey
  • Story: Survivor
  • On September 4th 2013 I was bitten by an unknown insect; we all thought I had “Man Flu”....

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Jo's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Story: Survivor
  • The shivering episodes continued however, and by the Friday evening, my temperature had shot up dangerously high and I was delirious....

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Hennah's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • Everyday was a battle to get through, Hennah is recovering from sepsis.....

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Harrison's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • Harrison Lee Christopher Peachey, was born on the 18th March 2014...

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Gary's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • Gary, 44, became rapidly ill due to Streptococcal sepsis

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Emma's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: London
  • Story: Survivor
  • Hi my name is Emma Hankin. I had septic shock....

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Emily's Story

  • Age: 0-10
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • Emily is an IVF baby, born in 2009, having been frozen as an embryo in 2005, and is a younger sister to William, now 7.

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David's Story

  • Age: 41-50
  • Location: South
  • Story: Survivor
  • I felt as if I was going to die!

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Danielle's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: UK
  • Story: Survivor
  • Danielle would prefer to remain anonymous. Her story says it all…

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Anna's Story

  • Age: 21-30
  • Location: Sussex
  • Story: Survivor
  • All along we just thought it was some sort of bug, or that I had the flu.......

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Alison's Story

  • Age: 31-40
  • Location: West
  • Story: Survivor
  • Alison, 37, survived Streptococcal sepsis

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