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3 02, 2020

Janine’s NF story – overcoming the odds

2020-02-03T10:21:41+01:00 February 3rd, 2020|Awareness, Latest News|

Janine’s overcoming the odds, beating NF. Well-known local woman Janine Howard will feature in tonight’s edition of the popular BBCNI documentary series, True North. ‘Saving Face’ follows the story of 35-year-old Janine and her preparations for her marriage to fiancé Matthew Light in October. Janine was just two years old when she was diagnosed with [...]

22 01, 2020

Kylei Parker’s mum shares her NF story

2020-01-22T08:54:12+01:00 January 22nd, 2020|Awareness, Latest News|

Kylei Parker's mum wants other people to learn the symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis, so they can stop the infection before it's too late. Countless families head to beaches along the East Coast this time of year for a little rest and relaxation. But one mom wants other parents to know that there's a hidden danger [...]

17 01, 2020

Student contracts flesh-eating disease after mosquito bite in Cambodia

2020-01-17T10:18:46+01:00 January 17th, 2020|Awareness, Latest News|

A British student nearly died from a flesh-eating bug after a single mosquito bite while on holiday in Cambodia. Donna Cox, 22, spent five weeks in hospital after contracting necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection that attacks the body's soft tissue. Doctors told her they could be forced to amputate her leg after she developed sepsis [...]

6 01, 2020

Las Vegas cosmetologist with NF is ‘beating the odds’

2020-01-06T09:11:57+01:00 January 6th, 2020|Awareness, Latest News|

'She's beating the odds': Las Vegas cosmetologist, 22, with flesh-eating bacteria infection that kills 1 in 3 is awake after surgery, talking and can even stand with help. A 22-year-old cosmetologist who contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection that stopped her heart on Thanksgiving day is awake, talking and on even on her feet with some [...]

19 11, 2019

Robin’s amazing fundraising continues!

2019-11-19T09:15:59+01:00 November 19th, 2019|Awareness, Fundraising|

Robin's amazing fundraising continues! One of our incredible survivors, Robin Grant (a 5 year survivor of NF) set himself an impressive target this year. He wanted to raise money for us here at The Lee Spark NF  Foundation by doing at least 2 10k runs and a half marathon. Robin explains "I set myself a [...]

12 11, 2019

Florida woman hospitalised by necrotizing fasciitis

2019-11-12T09:22:40+01:00 November 12th, 2019|Latest News|

Florida resident Kelli Brown Whitehead was recently hospitalised and diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis. Whitehead’s family members suspect but have not confirmed that Whitehead’s illness is related to wading in the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, Nov. 4 Whitehead’s family gathered around her at Blake Medical Center for what they feared might be one of the [...]

4 11, 2019

Woman left in coma after cat scratch turns into NF

2019-11-04T10:09:53+01:00 November 4th, 2019|Awareness, Latest News|

Woman, 65, left in coma after her ‘spiteful’ Siamese cat scratched her. A grandmother had to spend over six weeks in hospital due to a scratch from her pet cat. Shirley Hair, 65, almost died when she developed sepsis, septic shock, organ failure, pneumonia and the flesh-eating bug Necrotizing fasciitis. The grandmother-of-five didn’t connect her [...]

31 10, 2019

Group A Streptococcus Focus Meeting

2019-10-31T16:54:12+01:00 October 31st, 2019|Awareness, Event|

It was absolutely fabulous to be part of the Group A Streptococcus Focus Meeting on 29/30th October, held at London’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine . It was an honour to be asked to participate and contribute to some of the already excellent work being undertaken by the team. We all benefited from working [...]

18 10, 2019

Remembering Lee Spark on his birthday

2019-10-18T11:23:53+01:00 October 18th, 2019|Awareness, Charity|

Remembering my dear son on his birthday today. So sadly lost to this horrific disease. But also celebrating the success of our Charity in supporting so many families worldwide. RIP Stephen Lee Spark 18-10-1975 to 06-10-1999 Love always, Mum. Dee Founder/The Lee Spark NF Foundation. Reg Charity: 1088094

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