|Tommy Vernon Duncan|
|February 27, 1942 - January 13, 2003|
|I am Kandee Penwright, daughter of Alice and Tommy Duncan. My mother, Alice, will never be the same again since my father's death from NF. It has been 3 years now and still the pain of what happened runs deep within all of us. Tommy died from a small prick of a tooth from a new puppy that I had given as a Christmas present. Within 24 hours he was dead. Never had any of us heard of this ailment before. Never had we guessed that because of this he would be gone forever from us. The guilt alone from myself has been completely overwhelming. Tommy made it to my wedding but had died the week after my honeymoon. Within 1 week of his burial, my mother had also gotten puppy bitten/scratched, as puppies do, and would also suffer from NF as well. Thank God she made it through and is alive today. The wound on both Tommy and Alice was barely noticeable to the human eye but the devastation that came from it was everlasting. I am not clear as to what exactly your organization does, but maybe this would be a way that my mother and I could assist with a cause that is so near and dear to us. I would really like to receive further information about your cause and if there is anything we could do to further the awareness of this terrible, life changing illness. We want to also thank you for including Tommy's name in memorial...it means more to us than you could imagine...so many unanswered questions...so many sorrows! May God continue to bless you and the others that are so dedicated to such a cause as yours.|
His beloved daughter, Kandee Penwright
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