Parents of late ‘Lil Red’ online sepsis campaign helps to save girl

by Dublin Gazette
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The parents of Finglas native Sean ‘Lil Red’ Hughes have said that a mother told them they saved her daughter’s life, after they raised awareness of sepsis symptoms.

Sean passed away on January 12 last, with a post-mortem showing that the 15-year-old died as a result of sepsis.

Now, his parents Joe and Karen, and his sister Zoe, have started a campaign online to raise awareness of the killer illness.

His parents said that Sean had been struggling with flu-like symptoms for weeks before his death – something they now know were symptoms of the disease that can kill a healthy person within 12 hours.

Sean’s mum posted on Facebook that a woman had thanked the family for saving their daughter’s life with their social media posts informing her of the symptoms.

She wrote: “To say we are proud of Sean is an understatement – he’s still helping people.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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