15 03, 2018

Support on Scarring from Changing Faces

2019-07-15T12:58:40+01:00 March 15th, 2018|Awareness, Charity|

We at The Lee Spark NF Foundation are passionate about supporting survivors, bereaved  and their families who have suffered from necrotising fasciitis, commonly referred to as the ‘flesh-eating disease’; through listening to you for the past 18 years we understand many survivors have terrible issues with scarring after their experience. As part of our ongoing aims we are [...]

12 03, 2018

A ‘blister’ Turns Out to be Flesh-eating Disease

2019-07-15T12:56:55+01:00 March 12th, 2018|Awareness|

Raul Reyes, a 26-year-old Houston daycare teacher, had hurt his foot at work. It was swollen and soon, a blister formed, which he thought was caused by his shoe rubbing his swollen foot. When Reyes woke up the next morning, the blister covered his whole foot. A medical clinic rushed him to the hospital. In [...]

9 03, 2018

Cracking Knuckles Causes NF in US Case

2019-07-15T12:57:06+01:00 March 9th, 2018|Awareness|

A man in Kentucky developed a life-threatening infection from "flesh-eating bacteria" — and nearly lost his hand — after cracking his knuckles, according to news reports. The 31-year-old man, Antoine Boylston, was at work one day in April 2016 when he cracked his knuckles — a frequent habit of his, according to the Daily Mail. But [...]

7 03, 2018

18 Year-Old Marine Dies of Necrotising Fasciitis

2019-07-15T12:57:15+01:00 March 7th, 2018|Awareness|

A Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms died just eight hours after a flesh-eating disease diagnosis, officials said. Pfc. William Becket Kiernan, 18, died of a bacterial skin infection known as necrotizing fasciitis on Feb. 4 2018. No additional cases of necrotizing fasciitis have been reported at the Marine Corps base, Capt. Karen Holliday told Marine Corps [...]

9 02, 2018

Sepsis takes life of 23 year-old man in Grimsby

2019-07-15T12:56:46+01:00 February 9th, 2018|Awareness|

A 23-year-old music fan who thought he had flu died of sepsis just 24 hours after being diagnosed. Daniel Sheppard was suffering from a high temperature and delirium at his home in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, and a day later was having problems with his vision. He thought he had been struck down by the flu [...]

6 02, 2018

Doctors mistake NF for a pulled muscle

2019-07-15T12:56:36+01:00 February 6th, 2018|Awareness|

A mum was left fighting for her life after a tiny cut triggered a NF, after doctors mistook pain for a pulled muscle. Laura Hayes-Meerman lost the skin and muscle from the right side of her body after surgeons were forced to cut away the dead tissue. The 52-year-old was on holiday, skiing in Vermont [...]

6 02, 2018

Recorded sepsis cases in Wales are increasing

2019-07-15T12:56:28+01:00 February 6th, 2018|Awareness|

Recorded cases of the potentially deadly infection sepsis are on the rise in Welsh NHS hospitals, new figures have revealed. In 2016-17, hospitals recorded a combined 12,589 sepsis cases compared to 11,457 in 2014-15 – an increase of 10%. While the Welsh Conservatives describe these figures as a cause for concern, health boards say they suggest NHS staff are [...]

29 01, 2018

Dad almost loses arm to NF

2019-07-15T12:56:19+01:00 January 29th, 2018|Awareness|

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

2019-07-15T12:56:10+01:00 January 26th, 2018|Awareness|

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 [...]

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