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29 01, 2018

Dad almost loses arm to NF

2018-01-29T10:20:30+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

Luke Dobson, 42, was suffering from flu-like symptoms when he developed a pain in his elbow. Thinking it was just aches and pains caused by the virus he thought nothing of it, but his condition soon took a turn for the worse. Luke, from Undy in South Wales, was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with sepsis. [...]

26 01, 2018

Texas woman loses life to NF after eating raw oysters

2018-01-26T11:16:03+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

A Texan woman has died after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters on a trip to the the Louisiana coast. Jeanette LeBlanc died after a three-week battle with vibriosis, an illness typically caused by eating raw seafood. After shucking and eating roughly two dozen raw oysters with her wife and a friend, LeBlanc began having [...]

26 01, 2018

Another tragic death as 8 year-old boy contracts NF after bike fall

2018-01-26T11:04:16+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

An eight-year-old boy has died just days after contracting flesh-eating bacteria despite four major operations that involved amputating almost every limb. Liam Flanagan, a second-grader who loved cycling and animals, crashed his bike as he rode down his family's hill in Spring Creek, Oregon, on Saturday January 13.  The handlebar sliced through his jeans, and [...]

21 12, 2017

INFECT Meeting in Stockholm

2017-12-21T11:01:21+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Awareness, Event|

I was honoured to represent the Lee Spark Foundation at the 5th annual INFECT meeting in Stockholm at the beginning of December. It was fantastic to meet and work with such an excellent group of people, all working towards the same goal - "to advance our understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms, prognosis, and diagnosis of [...]

10 11, 2017

NF causes new mum to become quadruple amputee

2018-01-26T10:57:13+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Awareness, Latest News|

When new mother Lindsey Hubley returned to the hospital with severe stomach pains a few days after giving birth, she was told it was just constipation and sent home. Hours later, though, the 33-year-old Canadian was rushed into emergency surgery and eventually diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis—also known as flesh-eating bacteria. Hubley was suffering from septic [...]

31 10, 2017

Fundraising!

2017-10-31T12:46:49+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Awareness, Fundraising|

A huge thank you and well done to Tim Ogdon, who has raised £1456.25 for our charity! Tim showed superhuman strength by completing 3 half-marathons this year in memory of his brother Jonathan, who tragically took his life after his battle with NF. Another terrible reminder of why we must continue to raise awareness and [...]

14 10, 2017

Science Daily discuss how 2 Group A Strep Genes link to NF

2017-10-14T12:02:14+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Awareness|

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 [...]

24 09, 2017

Fundraising!

2017-09-27T20:53:34+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Awareness|

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 ;)  

20 04, 2017

This Pen Can Save A Life!

2018-04-18T13:52:09+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Awareness|

Our Educational Training USB/pens are distributed to assist in the educational learning for medical staff who are likely to assist in the treatment and survival of necrotising fasciitis. From early diagnosis to surgery this tool will be an extremely useful tool to pass on to your colleagues. We want to save lives and avoid debridement [...]

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