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Kristen Stants' Fundraiser:

NYC Marathon for Sepsis Awareness

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BENEFITING: SEPSIS ALLIANCE

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2012

Kristen Stants

THE STORY:

As many of you know, my husband, Harry, fell ill last December and suffered a rapid decline and near-death crisis. He was diagnosed with sepsis (blood poisoning) caused by pneumonia, and hospitalized.  I was completely unaware of the dangers and symptoms of sepsis, and by the time I got him to the ER he had a temperature of 93 degrees, kidney failure, and dangerously low blood pressure.  I was in shock when they told me, of my 38-year old husband, who was seconds away from an olympic marathon qualifying time, "we will do everything we can, but he is very sick."  He was stabilized and later suffered a minor heart attack in the ICU.  After seven days of treatment he was released.  Our 5-year old son, Steven said, "It's not a family without Daddy," and with the deepest sense of gratititude, we celebrated Christmas at home together. 

We are so fortunate to have had such knowledgeable and fast-acting medical care at Beth Israel Hospital.  Harry is now 100% recovered, running again and planning to compete in the Boston Marathon next year. 

And yet, every year in the United States, over 200,000 people die of sepsis. That is more people in one year than those who die of breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS, combined.  Just last April, Rory Staunton, a 12-year-old boy from New York City was misdiagnosed at a hospital and lost his life to sepsis.

The best prevention is awareness... 

Sepsis Alliance is a charitable organization run by a team of dedicated laypeople and professionals who share a strong commitment to battling sepsis: raising awareness of sepsis among patients, families and healthcare providers so it can be detected and treated early enough that no harm is done. 

I am running the New York City Marathon this November and ask that you please pledge to help Sepsis Alliance educate and save lives. 

Thank You and Be Well!

Kristen

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To This Fundraiser

$3,362

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kristen Stants

     

  • Jan Seeler

     

  • The Shaws

     

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  • Sonja Neiger

     

  • Raymond Pawlicki

     

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  • Team Coop (Lily/Maddie/A-Train/Kathleen/Ken)

     

  • Julie Adams

     

  • The Goldmans

     

  • Erin Deemer

     

  • Machelle Sanders

     

  • Paula, Dan, & Kids

     

  • Liz B and David S

     

  • Andy Atkins

     

  • Nicole Barna and Dudley Wyman

     

  • Joe and Elisabeth Vivaldi

     

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128% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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The Team: $3,362 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kristen Stants

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128% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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Donor Comments

Joe and Elisabeth Vivaldi

Joe and Elisabeth Vivaldi

4 years ago

Nicole Barna and Dudley Wyman

Nicole Barna and Dudley Wyman

4 years ago

Andy Atkins

Andy Atkins

4 years ago

Liz B and David S

Liz B and David S

5 years ago

Paula, Dan, & Kids

Paula, Dan, & Kids

5 years ago

Machelle Sanders

Machelle Sanders

5 years ago

Erin Deemer

Erin Deemer

Excited to hear that H will run Boston and you NYC. Love and luck to you both! 5 years ago

The Goldmans

The Goldmans

Good luck Kristen. Cool fundraiser, long live H! 5 years ago

Julie Adams

Julie Adams

Best of luck Kristen and thank you for doing this!!! 5 years ago

Team Coop (Lily/Maddie/A-Train/Kathleen/Ken)

Team Coop (Lily/Maddie/A-Train/Kathleen/Ken)

Drop the Hammer in NYC. If you are Going to Go, Go Full Tilt! 5 years ago