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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. 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

2019-10-04T12:31:56+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Awareness, Latest News|

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

2019-09-19T09:46:08+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Awareness, Latest News|

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

2019-09-16T09:32:31+00:00 September 16th, 2019|Awareness, Latest News|

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

2019-09-09T09:55:44+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Awareness, Latest News|

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!

2019-09-04T10:08:14+00:00 September 4th, 2019|Latest News|

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 [...]

2 09, 2019

Father of four dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria

2019-09-02T10:09:29+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|Awareness, Latest News|

A 50-year-old man who lost a quarter of his skin to flesh eating bacteria has died. David Ireland, from Orlando in Florida, died on Thursday, according to an obituary published on Newcomer Orlando. Mr Ireland was admitted to the emergency ward at a Florida hospital with “flu-like symptoms”, but his condition quickly deteriorated in August, according to [...]

30 08, 2019

Strep Gene researchers discuss results

2019-08-30T10:01:46+00:00 August 30th, 2019|Awareness, Latest News|

Following up on research done over a decade ago, the Strep Gene researchers have now found that a particular difference in one of these HLA markers called HLA-DQA1 occurs twice as often in patients who have suffered life-threatening group A streptococcal infection compared to the general population. To make sure this result was not a [...]

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