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19 04, 2018

Thank You to Our Amazing Fundraisers!

2018-04-19T13:10:38+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Awareness, Event, Fundraising|

A great big 'thank you!' to our amazing fundraisers Claire Price and Vicky Macqueen, both running the London Marathon this weekend on behalf of The Lee Spark Foundation! Vicky is a survivor who contracted necrotising fasciitis in 2013 and was close to an amputated leg but because of the amazing and swift actions of the [...]

18 04, 2018

Merchandise – Showing your Support & Raising Awareness!

2018-04-18T13:48:58+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Awareness|

We have a few pieces of official merchandise for sale if you would care to offer your support .. wristbands and pins ... both showing our charity details. Raising awareness through education is so important and you can also do your part. By wearing our official products you will be helping to raise awareness! The prices [...]

31 03, 2018

Skin spray heals US woman’s flesh-eating bacteria wounds

2018-03-26T12:06:53+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

An experimental skin spray has given a US woman back her skin after drug-resistant bacteria devoured most of the flesh on her left side. In January, Christin Lipinski, 37, developed flu-like symptoms and pain under her armpit. Doctors at Maricopa Integrated Health System – a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona – found she was infected with a [...]

26 03, 2018

Halifax Woman Contracts Flesh-eating Disease

2018-03-26T11:54:20+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

In just a few hours, a Halifax woman went from shovelling snow with her husband to fighting for her life in hospital. Colleen Hilton initially thought she had the flu. Doctors realized her rapidly deteriorating health was due to something far more serious, necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. “She went from being a [...]

15 03, 2018

Support on Scarring from Changing Faces

2018-03-15T09:21:18+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Awareness, Charity, Latest News|

We at The Lee Spark NF Foundation are passionate about supporting survivors, bereaved  and their families who have suffered from necrotising fasciitis, commonly referred to as the ‘flesh-eating disease’; through listening to you for the past 18 years we understand many survivors have terrible issues with scarring after their experience. As part of our ongoing aims we are [...]

9 03, 2018

Cracking Knuckles Causes NF in US Case

2018-03-07T13:08:07+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

A man in Kentucky developed a life-threatening infection from "flesh-eating bacteria" — and nearly lost his hand — after cracking his knuckles, according to news reports. The 31-year-old man, Antoine Boylston, was at work one day in April 2016 when he cracked his knuckles — a frequent habit of his, according to the Daily Mail. But [...]

7 03, 2018

18 Year-Old Marine Dies of Necrotising Fasciitis

2018-03-07T12:56:21+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

A Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms died just eight hours after a flesh-eating disease diagnosis, officials said. Pfc. William Becket Kiernan, 18, died of a bacterial skin infection known as necrotizing fasciitis on Feb. 4 2018. No additional cases of necrotizing fasciitis have been reported at the Marine Corps base, Capt. Karen Holliday told Marine Corps [...]

6 02, 2018

Doctors mistake NF for a pulled muscle

2018-02-06T16:30:01+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

A mum was left fighting for her life after a tiny cut triggered a NF, after doctors mistook pain for a pulled muscle. Laura Hayes-Meerman lost the skin and muscle from the right side of her body after surgeons were forced to cut away the dead tissue. The 52-year-old was on holiday, skiing in Vermont [...]

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