My wife's friend Melissa Mead and her husband Paul lost her little gorgeous son William to sepsis, this is a condition that can be cured, it just needs to be diagnosed. My ride is to raise money to help awareness to make sure that no one else has to suffer the tragedy of loosing someone close to them the way Melissa did. You can read her full story on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amotherwithoutachild/?hc_ref=SEARCH
Prior to talking to Melissa and Paul I didn't know what Sepsis was and I think that most people don't - lets change that. Pass the message using #rememberwilliammead on social media.
I am going to be riding up into the Alps, 400km's in 2 days with 8000+m's of elevation, climbing up to Cime/Col de La Bonnette which is the highest road in Europe where I can't wait to take a photo at the marker with an image of William.
Please donate, help me reach my target and lets make sure that everyone is aware of Sepsis.
A few words from Williams parents:
William passed away in his sleep on 14th December 2014 from sepsis, this was a complication of un-diagnosed pneumonia.
Infection which can give rise to sepsis are common, and include lung infections, like pneumonia that William was suffering with, water infections, infections in wounds, bites or
the joints and problems like burst ulcers.
Life-saving treatment for sepsis is often relatively straightforward. Early recognition, and getting basic treatments including antibiotics and fluids into the patient within the
first hour, can halt the progression of sepsis and hugely improve outcomes for patients. In the case of sepsis antibiotics are the single most important life-saving measure.
I hope by fundraising we can raise awareness of Sepsis, through innovation, research and the sharing of good practice. Sepsis needs to be recognised as a medical emergency and as
a clinical priority for the NHS. We need to ensure that members of the public, patients and their relatives, and health professionals work together to think Sepsis.
£5 provides an information booklet to relatives of ten patients admitted to ITU.
£50 a month will train one team of doctors and nurse on a hospital ward.
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