Simon Sol Sparrow, given the Spanish middle name of “sol” or “sun” to reflect the glow of his golden curls, was a healthy, happy, curious, funny, gorgeous, and loving boy who died suddenly in 2004 at one and one-half years of age. At the time of Simon’s death, neither his devastated parents nor his healthcare providers knew the cause of death. An autopsy revealed that community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) was the foe that ravaged Simon.
Since then, many strides have been made in the understanding, prevention, management, and treatment of MRSA. However, much remains a mystery about the ways in which MRSA works.
The MRSA Research Center has created “The Simon Fund” to remind ourselves why our work is ultimately so important.
In Simon’s memory and to save the lives of countless children, please support the MRSA Research Center’s groundbreaking research. Thank you.