Congratulations to Jim Dwyer, New York Times

JimDwyerHeadshotNov2013Congratulations to Jim Dwyer from The New York Times who has won a prestigious 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Dwyer’s work in highlighting the errors which contributed to Rory’s death has helped us highlight the dangers of sepsis. An illness we did not know about until it killed our son.

This article ( was the first of several that Dwyer wrote about Rory’s case and helped generate much-needed awareness about sepsis.

It is one of the five columns cited by the SPJ in selecting him for the 2012 award in column writing for large circulation newspapers.