By Alanna F. Bree, M.D., NFED Scientific Advisory Council
Attending the NFED Family Conferences are almost like a family reunion for me. Even though I am not related to anyone who attends, the people I have met through the NFED have become like an extended family to me. This includes babies, children & adults affected by ectodermal dysplasias, their family members, and also colleagues who are interested in learning more about the ectodermal dysplasias and helping those who are affected.
There is a great synergy between those who attend the conference with an energy and closeness you can feel. We all learn from each other & leave better off for having attended. As Abraham Lincoln once said “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” This is definitely true for me & my NFED friendships!
(In Photo: Dr. Bree (middle) with Mary Fete from the NFED Staff and Anil Vora)Share Your Story