Video: Mum’s heartbreaking awareness video after her son dies of sepsis

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A mum’s heartbreaking video made as a promise to her son who died from sepsis has gone viral - and been viewed 15 MILLION times.

Melissa Mead’s little boy, William, died in 2014 when a string of NHS failures led to his case of sepsis not being properly recognised. A report into his death criticised GPs, out-of-hours services and a 111 call handler who failed to spot the symptoms. In January, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt apologised in the House of Commons on behalf of the NHS for William’s death. Melissa said: “I never imagined it would go viral. It is amazing. Including the people who have shared the post it has now had over 15m views. It is incredible.


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