UPDATE (11 JUN 2015) – A friend of Stepto’s family has created a compassionate fundraiser and provided more details: “The cause was initially uncertain but it has since been determined he has a severe infection that likely contributed. His infection is responding somewhat to treatment, and he has begun responding to our voices and following commands for the first time this morning. While we are excited for this small stride, he is still in critical condition.” Donate here.
UPDATE (11 Jun 2015): added link to tweet from Stepto’s family.
This has not been a super great week so far.