For years, Jeanne Morgan worked as a clinical psychologist just a stone’s throw from OMRF. When she found herself too sick to go to work one Friday, she knew something was very wrong. As it turned out, the tiredness that she chalked up to the flu nearly took her life. Morgan had developed severe sepsis, and in one short weekend it overtook her entire body. One by one, her organs began shutting down. Even her physician husband stood helpless as friends and family prepared for her life to end. Luckily, Morgan’s doctors decided to try Xigris, a new drug for treating severe sepsis that was developed at OMRF by Drs. Charles Esmon and Fletcher Taylor.