4 05, 2020

Coronavirus advice from The Lee Spark NF Foundation

2021-01-11T09:59:12+00:00 May 4th, 2020|Awareness|

In these uncertain times, The Lee Spark NF Foundation has obtained the following expert advice from Dr Tom Parks and Professor Shiranee Sriskandan on coronavirus for survivors of necrotizing fasciitis and their families: “Overall, there is no reason for survivors of NF or their families to be more concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19) than anyone else. However, as for the rest [...]

27 04, 2020

Ginny Duffy, who beat flesh-eating disease, says thank you to her nurses

2021-01-11T09:59:29+00:00 April 27th, 2020|Awareness|

A heartfelt thank you: Ginny Duffy, who overcame flesh-eating disease, acknowledges her nurses. Ginny Duffy, the long-time basketball official who is still in the midst of recovering from a flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis, was featured on earlier this week. Duffy, who has refereed games at many different levels -- including high school girls’ [...]

21 04, 2020

Dad, 34, catches NF in his hand after gardening cut

2021-01-11T09:59:38+00:00 April 21st, 2020|Awareness|

Father-of-two, 34, nearly died after catching rare flesh-eating bug that turned his hand to 'mush' when he cut it while gardening A green-fingered dad revealed he almost lost his hand to a flesh-eating bug he picked up while doing the gardening. Steve Palmer, 34, was left with his flesh eaten away to his tendons - [...]

19 03, 2020

After 12 surgeries, 14-month-old boy is still fighting flesh-eating bacteria

2021-01-11T09:59:47+00:00 March 19th, 2020|Awareness|

After 12 surgeries, 14-month-old Virginia boy still fighting flesh-eating bacteria. 14-month-old Camden Burnett was just like any other one-year-old up until two weeks ago. His mothers, Miranda and Chrissy Robertson, took him to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he flatlined, or didn't have a heartbeat or brain waves, for four-and-a-half minutes. Camden was then airlifted to UVA [...]

12 03, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak – taking care of yourself

2021-01-11T09:59:59+00:00 March 12th, 2020|Awareness|

While there is plenty of official advice coming from the government; we just wanted to remind you to take care of yourself during the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately we all have a low immune system at times. Having necrotizing fasciiitis and ongoing health problems mean we are quite vulnerable to other viruses. The Coronavirus is now [...]

13 02, 2020

Father of three in critical condition after developing Group A Strep

2021-01-11T10:02:08+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Awareness|

A California father of three is in critical condition after developing two life-threatening illnesses while travelling overseas. On Jan. 18, Jonathan Watson was away on business in Europe when he “fell seriously ill.” Following his trip, Watson was admitted to Saddleback Hospital near his southern California home where he was diagnosed with Influenza B and [...]

3 02, 2020

Janine’s NF story – overcoming the odds

2021-01-11T10:02:17+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Awareness|

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

2021-01-11T10:02:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Awareness|

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 [...]

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