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24 01, 2020

Donating through Smile Amazon

2020-01-24T09:09:53+00:00 January 24th, 2020|Awareness, Charity, Fundraising|

What is Smile Amazon? Everyone loves the convenience of shopping online and Amazon is at the forefront of the online shopping revolution. Now you can shop online and donate through Amazon Smile at the same time - it's so simple! Did you know when shopping through Smile Amazon you can request a donation to your [...]

22 01, 2020

Kylei Parker’s mum shares her NF story

2020-01-22T08:54:12+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

8 01, 2020

Supporting The Lee Spark NF Foundation!

2020-01-08T09:49:36+00:00 January 8th, 2020|Awareness|

It may be nice and warm now but soon you'll be needing one of our beautiful hoodies to keep you warm over the autumn and winter. It's your time to show your support for The Lee Spark Foundation with our exclusive hoodies! You can chose from either Black/Navy or Grey and our sizes are XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL/XXXL [...]

6 01, 2020

Las Vegas cosmetologist with NF is ‘beating the odds’

2020-01-06T09:11:57+00:00 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 [...]

22 11, 2019

Aftercare and support after necrotising fasciitis

2019-11-22T09:18:28+00:00 November 22nd, 2019|Awareness, Charity|

We have a wonderful survivor who has experienced so much through her necrotising fasciitis journey and is going to be able to listen to you and understand your experiences and feelings. Becky has survived necrotising fasciitis and knows how you may be feeling. She's had those bad days, she's struggled with the same emotions and [...]

19 11, 2019

Robin’s amazing fundraising continues!

2019-11-19T09:15:59+00:00 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 [...]

4 11, 2019

Woman left in coma after cat scratch turns into NF

2019-11-04T10:09:53+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

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