Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause a variety of illnesses that range from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions including pneumonia, toxic shock syndrome and the flesh-eating disease formally known as necrotizing fasciitis. The life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread underneath the surface of the skin or throat and invade the underlying soft [...]
Aimee Copeland, a young woman who lost her hands, a leg and a foot in a fight with flesh-eating bacteria, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Power of the Purse Luncheon for United Way. The event will be held Nov. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Luke Ministry Center. [...]
18 years ago today my family and I lost our son, brother, nephew, cousin and uncle .. Stephen Lee Spark. We still struggle to believe how a tooth abscess could have developed so quickly into necrotising fasciitis. Though we will never forget his death we feel proud that the Lee Spark NF Foundation was born [...]
National Geographic have recently published an article on how science is working at fighting NF. Read the full story here. DISCLAIMER We at The Lee Spark NF Foundation (including our professional network); do not support any advertising found in these links. The wording used, though helpful in raising awareness of necrotising fasciitis, is used in [...]
The New York times have published a story on how a woman contracted NF and died from the recent Texas floods. The full, tragic story can be found here DISCLAIMER We at The Lee Spark NF Foundation (including our professional network); do not support any advertising found in these links. The wording used, though helpful [...]
To raise awareness of necrotising fasciitis through education and distribution we need your support. This is usually in the form of fundraising. We can help and support you through your events. You will be provided with T shirts, shakers, wrist bands and balloons. Many thanks ... happy eventing ;)
On 8th July 2017, we had a 12 strong team running a 10k in Leeds for the Dave Green Memorial Run. Dave passed away suddenly in 2008 from necrotising fasciitis leaving all his family and friends in shock. Remembering him in this way is a great tribute and will continue to make this an annual event [...]
Its official !!! So grateful for my global friends for arranging this annual celebration. Joining hands globally in our campaign to save lives through education. Raising awareness of this horrific disease that affects to many lives.
Tomorrow is a celebration of awareness ....wait for the news !!!!!!
Hi everyone in the UK we have been approached by a production company who works with ITV. They ask if we have any survivors or bereaved that would like to be a part of their next series 3..".This Time Next Year.".....I am sure most of you know that Devina McCall hosts the show and meets [...]