Deadly C. diff infections, mainly contracted in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities, are skyrocketing in the US. So why is the medical community doing so little to stop it? Watch and share this heartbreaking story showing the damage this infection can inflict and read the shocking new USA Today report for more details.

The USA Today report quotes Christian Lillis, co-founder of the Peggy Lillis Memorial Foundation who lost his mother, Peggy, to C. diff two years ago. The organization created this public service announcement video to tell Peggy’s story and educate people about this ravaging infection that takes the lives of as many as 30,000 Americans a year.

Be sure to check out the “Faces of C. diff victims” photo collection, which features tragic stories of people who meant the world to their families.