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

15 10, 2019

Bug bite leads to NF and sepsis for mum on holiday

2021-01-11T10:05:13+00:00 October 15th, 2019|Awareness|

A mum-of-one has told how she almost lost her leg after being bitten by a mystery bug during a girls' holiday to Benidorm. Faye Wilkes, 41, from Dartford, Kent, was sunbathing by the hotel pool with her sister Carrie, 43, when she felt something bite her left foot. She swiftly batted the pest away and [...]

14 10, 2019

Mum almost killed by necrotizing fasciitis after C-section

2021-01-11T10:04:02+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Awareness|

A mum has told of her C-section horror after she was nearly killed by a flesh eating infection (necrotizing fasciitis) that smelled "like dead bodies". Stricken Claire Gurney, 37, says an excruciating “black mass” enveloped her stomach just two days after she gave birth to her new baby boy last month. Mum-of-four Claire, from Kettering, [...]

9 10, 2019

Need a respite holiday? Let us help!

2021-01-11T10:04:11+00:00 October 9th, 2019|Awareness, Charity, Event|

The Lee Spark NF Foundation would like to invite applications from survivors, bereaved or carers of NF Worldwide to have a wonderful one week respite holiday for two people staying at Los Giles, Almeria, Spain. This property is so cute and is 100+ years old. May 2020 The applicant should email us on [email protected] [...]

4 10, 2019

Mother ’24 hours away from dying’ after catching NF from C-section

2021-01-11T10:04:18+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Awareness|

A first-time mother has told how she caught a flesh-eating bug (necrotizing fasciitis) after an emergency cesarean, which left her 24 hours away from death. Krista Parise, 32, spent two weeks in hospital battling necrotizing fasciitis - a vicious infection that destroys skin, muscles and fat. Doctors found she had contracted a bacterial infection during [...]

19 09, 2019

Essex mum gets NF through mosquito bite

2021-01-11T10:04:39+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Awareness|

Mum’s ‘heart stopped for three minutes’ after she was bitten by a mosquito in her back garden and developed necrotizing fasciitis. A mum has revealed how her heart stopped for three minutes after being bitten by a mosquito in her back garden. Kim Robinson, 25, developed a flesh-eating bug and feared her leg would be [...]

16 09, 2019

Dad dies of ‘flesh-eating’ disease after doctors fail to diagnose

2021-01-11T10:04:50+00:00 September 16th, 2019|Awareness|

A Birmingham dad went to hospital with arm pain but died 36 hours later after medics failed to spot a ‘flesh-eating’ condition in time. Heartlands Hospital investigation found a ‘lack of recognition’ of sepsis by doctors meant an ‘opportunity was missed’ to diagnose the condition and remove the infected tissue Dennis Pearce was admitted to Birmingham’s Heartlands [...]

9 09, 2019

Teenager dies of necrotizing fasciitis after doctors send him home 3 times

2021-01-11T10:03:48+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Awareness|

Teenager, 18, who was sent home from hospital three times in just 48 hours after complaining about knee pain dies - because doctors missed he was suffering from a flesh-eating disease A teenager died of an infected toenail after being sent home from hospital three times following a series of horrific blunders. Alex Haes, 18, [...]

4 09, 2019

A huge thank you to our fundraisers!

2021-01-11T10:03:29+00:00 September 4th, 2019|Awareness|

We're taking the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our amazing fundraisers! You've all worked so hard in your campaigning and fundraising. Thank you everyone! We're very fortunate in that lots of people chose to raise money and awareness for us, something we never take for granted and are hugely appreciative [...]

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