This week sees the 5th annual INFECT meeting, where our co-ordinator Wayne will be attending on behalf of The Lee Spark Foundation. As someone that has been through necrotising fasciitis, Wayne is aware of the need for medical research and will be able to add valuable insight to this project. What is INFECT? The overall [...]
We all know that getting back to work after a serious illness such as NF can be daunting. So many questions . . . How will I cope with full-time work and stress? Do I tell them about my illness? What if I need support? So, we've been on the look-out for good employers with [...]
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 [...]
We are proud to be a partner of INFECT. This EU project aims at applying a systems medicine approach to elucidate the complex host and pathogen signatures that dictate severe bacterial soft tissue infections. INFECT aims to substantially contribute to the systems understanding of the pathophysiology of highly lethal destructive soft tissue infections, i.e. necrotizing [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 !!!!!!