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Sue Stull, Sepsis Survivor: Her Inspirational Journey

Last week we wrote about recognizing the early signs of sepsis in honor of Sepsis Awareness Month. It might save your life.

Today we share the story of a survivor whose life was forever changed by sepsis. Her long and arduous road to recovery will inspire you, as will her subsequent life’s mission: to education others about this condition.

In August 2014, Sue Stull, a 41-year-old mother from Oklahoma, developed sepsis. At one point, she was so ill doctors thought she would not survive. Both her legs and arms were amputated in order to save her life. After 50 days in the hospital, Sue began therapy at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation. A month of inpatient rehab was followed by nearly a year of outpatient therapy.

Throughout her therapy she demonstrated a positive attitude, tireless work ethic and enduring optimism. Today, with the help of her prosthetics, there is almost nothing Sue can’t do. She has gone skydiving, founded an organization for sepsis awareness and started an annual 5K walk/run in her name.

Watch the video below to learn more.

Sue Stull

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2016 Courage Award Recipient: Sue Stull

Watch 2016 Courage Award Recipient Sue Stull’s powerful story of recovery and triumph after all four of her limbs were amputated due to sepsis.