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Heidi Bunn
  • Location: Florida
  • Age: 50
  • Gender: F
  • Length: <1 month
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

My sister died from C. diff on February 22, 2018. She had been in the hospital for a respiratory infection and was intubated and on massive amounts of antibiotics. When they took her out of a coma she said her belly hurt. After her hospital stay, she was moved to …

  • Location: International
  • Age: 19
  • Gender: F
  • Length: >1 year
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

In 2018 I had just started my first year of university. Not even a month went by when I woke up suddenly one morning with the worst pain I have ever felt in my entire life. I knew something was wrong when I began to vomit. I went to the …

Erica Shofner
  • Location: Oregon
  • Age: 23
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

My name is Erica Shofner, I am 23 years old. I am a daughter, an artist, a volunteer, and a C.diff survivor. I was first diagnosed with C.diff in August 2018 at the age of 22. I had been mysteriously ill since March after receiving antibiotics in the hospital for …



PLF Advocates Join Pew’s Stand Up to Superbugs Fly-in

Last month our executive director and two members of our Advocates Council, Christina Fuhrman and Eric Petrosinelli, joined the Pew Charitable Trusts “Stand Up to Superbugs” fly-in. They joined 37 other Americans from all across the country to meet with the representatives to share their superbug stories and expertise and …