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.”