Necrotizing Fasciitis Resources and Counseling Links
Necrotizing Fasciitis Organizations on the Web
The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation was there for my friends and family when I was diagnosed with the disease in 1998. Formed by Donna Batdorf and Jackie Roemelle, NNFF is an invaluable resource.
Other Sources of Information About NF on the Web
Nurse Directories on: The Nurse Friendly Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh Eating Bacteria) Disease Links offers a number of very helpful links to information about necrotizing fasciitis and support for victims and loved ones.
Resources Offering Hope Through Suffering, Including Counseling
Burn Survivor Resource Center is an excellent site for NF victims, full of detailed information about grafting, scarring, pressure garments, counseling, pain management and other services. I could have benefitted very much from this site, after I was released from the hospital.
New Life Clinics offer online counseling for people facing a wide range of struggles.
griefshare.com, a special forum and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.
DougBrittonBooks.com Doug Britton has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and has edited and published three professional publications… In counseling with individuals and couples, teaching classes, leading seminars and co-hosting nearly one thousand radio call-in shows, Doug has talked about how to apply the Word of God in insightful, practical ways, helping people see that the Bible offers us the foundation for rewarding, meaningful lives.
More Resources and Inspirational Sites
Dave Dravecky’s Outreach of Hope Dave and Jan Dravecky were first thrust into the public spotlight in the late 1980’s when Dave’s career took off as a major league baseball pitcher, a “southpaw” for the San Francisco Giants. Shortly after realizing his lifelong dream, Dave was diagnosed with a soft tissue cancer in the deltoid muscle of his pitching arm… Eventually, Dave’s arm was amputated to stop the spread of the cancer and save his life. Through it all, Dave and Jan’s faith in God and the love He gave them through others provided the anchor they needed in the midst of their storm. Dave and Jan founded the Outreach of Hope in 1991 in response to the thousands of letters and requests they received from hurting people encouraged by the Dravecky’s faith.
Joni and Friends provides a broad range of materials, outreach and training programs, equipping Christians to meet the needs of the disability community across the United States and around the world.
Gallery One and sleddriver.com Brian Shul was flying a mission as a Foreign Air Advisor during the Vietnam conflict, when his aircraft was shot down near Cambodia and he “impacted the jungle” in a fireball. Brian miraculously survived, but that’s not the end of the story. Read his incredible account and view some of his beautiful photography.