Exclusive Warwick Davis, who plays Harry Potter, has joined and spoken out in support of a campaign to raise awareness about his wife Samantha’s sepsis.
Warwick Davis, the star of the Harry Potter films, has appeared in an emotional video in which he discusses his wife’s chronic health issues.
After being struck down by a triad of sepsis, meningitis, and Strep B infections in 2018, Warwick’s wife Samantha has left fearing for her life after battling sepsis.
The actor has delivered a monologue in a new promotional video depicting the anguish of those who suffer from sepsis.
Warwick narrated the emotional story, which included input from multiple families, survivors, and sepsis patients.
Green Flag created the moving three-minute movie on behalf of its charity partner, The UK Sepsis Trust.
Warwick, who played Hogwarts teacher Professor Filius Flitwick in the Harry Potter films, believes conveying the campaign’s message is critical.
Samantha and her brother Peter played Nelwyn peasants in Willow, and he met his wife while filming.
The actor, 53, said he wants to raise “greater awareness about the dangers of sepsis. And how it can strike anyone” in an exclusive interview with the Daily Star.
He encouraged people to “spread the word about sepsis” and “keep an eye out for relatives and loved ones.”
The film has released to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the UK Sepsis Trust.
In a follow-up statement, Warwick said:
“The UK Sepsis Trust is a charity near and dear to my heart. It was incredible how many individuals are touched by sepsis daily. My acting profession has made me more aware of the condition. I was honored to help spread the word so that as many people as possible are awared that help is available.”
In the United Kingdom, there are an estimated 245,000 instances of sepsis, with over 48,000 individuals dying.
The UK Sepsis Trust’s Ron Daniels also commented on the campaign: “The key to saving lives from sepsis is communication – raising awareness and encouraging people to seek treatment as soon as possible. Thanks to Green Flag’s sponsorship and Green Flag’s support, we do our hardest to aid every day, which is incredibly wonderful. And we are physically bringing to life the stories of the people. And we are physically bringing to life the stories of the people.
“We want people to understand how sepsis can affect anyone. And with Green Flag’s aid, we have shed light on these folks, Giving them a voice they’d never had before. Everyone knows someone who had an impact by sepsis; now is the moment for everyone to take action.”