NNFF is the world's leading resource for information regarding necrotizing fasciitis or "flesh-eating" disease
No matter the reason you have visited with us today, we hope that we can educate, inspire, comfort, or motivate you to join us in our mission to fight the microscopic menace that is necrotizing fasciitis.
Two decades ago when we established this foundation, there was little to no credible information regarding NF. Today, the medical journals have thousands of articles, and a quick Google search will reveal story after story of this deadly disease's indiscriminate destruction - infants, young and healthy, to the elderly.
Throughout the last 20 years, NNFF has played a leading role in helping to educate the general public and medical community regarding the symptoms, manifestation, and treatment of NF. We are honored to have had this role and deeply appreciate our partnership with brilliant and compassionate researchers and physicians worldwide, including a very exciting clinical trial featuring a new drug that helps to mitigate the damage caused by toxic shock, In fact, as we've shared throughout this website and our new book, we are working closely with a dedicated team of physicians nationwide to champion a groundbreaking treatment that is (dare we dream?) proving to show tremendous promise eradicating the nightmare that is necrotizing fasciitis.
Thank you so much for your support!
The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1997 by two survivors of necrotizing fasciitis, Jacqueline A. Roemmele, of Orlando, Florida, and Donna Batdorff of Grand Rapids Michigan (retired).
Because of the lack of reliable information regarding the disease, it became their mission to dedicate themselves to fill the void with credible information, and to offer support for other victims and their families. What has since evolved with NNFF in the past 21 years has been truly inspiring and humbling. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life, from all over the world, have reached out to the foundation when NF invades their lives.
NNFF is the leading source of information available about this deadly disease, and has brought together hundreds of people who find kinship, support, and comfort in each other. They are proud to be fulfilling the foundation’s mission to make a difference in the understanding, awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis.
In 2016, the 2nd edition of "Surviving the Flesh-Eating Bacteria", was published, which built upon the foundations first book through Penguin-Putnam in 2000. It has been lauded by renowned experts in the disease as a comprehensive and accurate resource for the general public and medical professionals as well.
In recent years, the foundation has been honored to work with leading physicians throughout the United States who have pioneered a groundbreaking, life and limb-saving treatment for necrotizing fasciitis. Through this collaboration, hundreds of lives have been saved, with minimal need for amputation and massive debridement of flesh. It has further ignited our passion to work tirelessly to educate medical professionals around the globe in this protocol so that one day, this minimally invasive treatment can become the standard.
NNFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, so your donations are critical to our ability to get the word out. Please donate generously.
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