Many patients and their families have suffered the debilitating effects of antibiotic-resistant infections. Indeed, many patients have lost their lives due to these infections. The compelling and heart-wrenching stories below engender a strong sense of urgency to address drug-resistant infections and the lack of new antibiotic development. If you would like to share your story, please contact John Heys at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A healthy 11-year-old girl from Tucson, Ariz., who spent months in the hospital fighting several antibiotic-resistant infections and needed a lung transplant to save her life.
A 27-year-old skydiving instructor in Colorado who died from an antibiotic-resistant Enterobacter aerogenes infection.
A healthy 12-year old athlete from Southern California who died of pneumonia caused by an MRSA infection.
A healthy 21-year old football player at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania who contracted MRSA and did not survive the infection.
What can you do to help? Urge Congress to pass legislation to spur research and development of new antibiotics, as part of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) reauthorization bill. Send an email to your congressional representatives today.
A 19-year-old from the Seattle area battles several NDM-1 positive antibiotic-resistant infections as he recovers from a train accident that cost him his right leg.
An active, sports-driven 9-year-old boy survives a terrifying invasive infection and pneumonia caused by MRSA.
A healthy and active father in Southern California whose life was torn apart by a painful and drug-resistant E. coli infection.
A healthy 17-year old high school honor student and swimmer from Northern New Jersey who died of an MRSA infection.
Former Washington Redskins defensive tackle who had recurring serious MRSA infections in his knee.
A healthy 14-month old from Santee, California who contracted MRSA and spent many harrowing weeks in the intensive care unit as doctors struggled to save his life.
A Wisconsin woman nearly loses her leg, and her life, to MRSA.
An Illinois woman nearly loses her life while struggling with a recurrent and drug-resistant C. difficile infection.
Simon, a healthy baby from Chicago, who contracted MRSA and did not survive his infection.
A healthy 12-year-old from Texas who nearly died from an MRSA infection.
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