Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sam Bass Recovering After Latest Bout With Sepsis

Get well soon, Sam!
Sam Bass, NASCAR's first officially licensed artist, continues to recover from surgery for complications resulting from another severe blood infection.  A life long Type 1 diabetic, Bass was hospitalized twice in 2014 and spent 10 weeks in treatment as a result of sepsis, a severe blood disorder that often results in loss of limbs or even death. 

"I tremendously appreciate the prayers and continued support of everyone during this extremely difficult time," Bass said. 

The artist expects to be released from the hospital in the middle of the week.

Bass' battle with sepsis began in February 2014.  Complications with the severe blood infection resulted in multiple surgeries for the NASCAR artist and led to a long road to recovery.  Able to return to the track just three months later, Bass suffered another setback in October 2014, when a less severe infection returned to his bloodstream. 

Now familiar with the warning signs, Bass was able to get the medical attention he needed before this latest bout with infection escalated.  After undergoing surgery last Wednesday, Bass expects to be released from the hospital midweek, to continue recovery at home.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Sam from all of us here at

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