Sepsis Stories: Katie

It has been more than 7 years since Katie nearly lost her life to sepsis. In early 2010, Katie was a recent high school graduate and looking forward to studying make-up artistry. Then 18 years old, Katie developed a renal abscess that led to septic shock. At first, she assumed…

SEPSIS STORIES: THOMAS

Thomas Snell, or ‘Snelly’ as he was affectionately known, was a popular, bright and mature 13 year old from the Northern Territory. A natural and talented athlete – and winner of many ‘Best and Fairest Awards’ – Thomas played cricket, AFL and rugby union, and could often be found outdoors,…

Sepsis Stories: Sarah

Sarah was no stranger to hospitals when she developed sepsis in October 2017. At only 18, she was battling a pituitary tumour and two inoperable optic gliomas (a type a tumour on the nerve that connects the eye to the brain) that had caused blindness in her right eye, and…

Charlie

Charlie’s Story

Charlie was the spirit of life, with never ending smiles and giggles and he was the embodiment of absolute joy and happiness in our lives.

Korrin Barrett lost her limbs after contracting blood disease septicemia in 2012 where her body rapidly began shutting down. Korrin is training for the Bridge to Brisbane walk. Pic Mark Cranitch

Korrin Barrett

Late in 2012 I suffered a life threatening illness that lead to nine days on life support, almost eight months in hospital and multiple surgeries including the amputation of both legs below the knee, my right hand and all of the fingers off my left hand. But I survived and…