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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 [...]

14 01, 2020

Can you make us your Charity of the Year?

2020-01-14T09:12:41+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Charity, Latest News|

Can you make us your Charity of the Year? Bit of a plea, this one. We're looking for any of our survivors, or family and friends, to see whether they could nominate us as their workplace Charity of the  Year? Previously, we've raised awareness on a large scale plus fundraising events (raffles/auctions/quiz nights) and also [...]

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 [...]

12 11, 2019

Florida woman hospitalised by necrotizing fasciitis

2019-11-12T09:22:40+00:00 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+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 [...]

14 10, 2019

Mum almost killed by necrotizing fasciitis after C-section

2019-10-15T09:31:21+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Awareness, Latest News|

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!

2019-10-09T09:30:53+00:00 October 9th, 2019|Charity, Event, Latest News|

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. https://www.facebook.com/thegrapevinesbnb. May 2020 The applicant should email us on [email protected] [...]

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