CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now)- Oliver's Hopes Sepsis Awareness and Prevention will be walking a mile to raise awareness and proceeds for the Sepsis Alliance. Co-founder and executive director of the organization Machelle Stotts, is doing this in memory of Oliver J. Scully, who was a 15-month old child she was a guardian of, who died of sepsis in November of 2016.
"Sepsis does not discriminate,” Stotts said. “Anyone can get sepsis from any infection."
According to Stotts, sepsis kills about a quarter of a million people every year, and accounts for 38 amputations every day in America. She wanted to have an event like this, so that people can find out about sepsis, and for others not to experience what her and her family had experienced.
"Without proper treatment and rapid treatment, sepsis always leads to tissue damage, organ failure and death. It is a medical emergency that needs to be treated immediately."
The event is free to the public and will be on September 14th, at Mylar Park. The walk will start at 1:30pm.