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28 03, 2018

Dad Struck by Deadly Bug Makes Return to Parkrun

2018-03-26T12:01:20+01:00 March 28th, 2018|Latest News|

A dad who nearly died when life-threatening sepsis transformed into a ‘flesh-eating’ bacterial infection has made his return to Rogiet parkrun. Luke Dobson was struck down with sepsis in January and has since undergone several major surgeries and spent several weeks in intensive care. But on Saturday the 42-year-old braved the blizzard like conditions as [...]

26 03, 2018

Halifax Woman Contracts Flesh-eating Disease

2018-03-26T11:54:20+01:00 March 26th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

In just a few hours, a Halifax woman went from shovelling snow with her husband to fighting for her life in hospital. Colleen Hilton initially thought she had the flu. Doctors realized her rapidly deteriorating health was due to something far more serious, necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. “She went from being a [...]

23 03, 2018

Adam Wilkins 24th Jun 1990 – 18th Feb 2018

2018-03-23T18:18:59+01:00 March 23rd, 2018|Latest News|

Adam's Funeral Notice. We are devastated to announce that our wonderful Adam passed away on the 18th February after fighting to overcome a rare infection called Necrotising Fasciitis. Trevor, Christine and Clarice would like to invite all family and friends to join us in a celebration of Adam's life on Wednesday 4th April at Chelmsford [...]

15 03, 2018

Support on Scarring from Changing Faces

2018-03-15T09:21:18+01:00 March 15th, 2018|Awareness, Charity, Latest News|

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 [...]

9 03, 2018

Cracking Knuckles Causes NF in US Case

2018-03-07T13:08:07+01:00 March 9th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

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

2018-03-07T12:56:21+01:00 March 7th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

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

2018-02-09T14:04:55+01:00 February 9th, 2018|Latest News|

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

2018-02-06T16:30:01+01:00 February 6th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

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 [...]

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