May 28, 2020

April 2020 marked a decade since we lost Peggy Lillis to a community-acquired C. difficile infection and founded the Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF) to combat this disease. It also marked our fifth National C. diff Advocacy Summit. Initially planned to once again be held in Washington, DC, due to COVID-19 PLF …

March 15, 2020

On March 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert that eight patients were infected following fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) using material from a company which was later confirmed to be OpenBiome, an independent stool bank. Two of the patients subsequently died. FDA did not name OpenBiome …

December 17, 2019

PLF Board members Christina Fuhrman and Dr. Bruce Hirsch are featured in this story on healthline.com. She Recovered from a C. diff Infection, Then Her Daughter Got It Too Three months before her wedding in 2012, Christina Fuhrman was hospitalized due to severe diarrhea. “The day I started feeling sick, …

December 2, 2019

PLF’s Rhode Island-based Advocate Megan Mimnaugh wrote an op-ed for the Providence Journal highlighting our “See C. diff” campaign. Read it below: My Turn: Meghan Mimnaugh: Americans should know about deadly infection Losing a loved one is always painful. It’s particularly excruciating when their death was preventable. Before my mom …