Our Special Grandson

Donna Garrett-Miller details how her grandson, Noah, was born with complications that led to an Ankyloblepharon-Ectodermal Defects-Clefting (AEC) syndrome diagnosis.

Help Us Crush Our 2019 Goals

You can help us crush our 2019 goals. Do you want to be a monster or a mummy? Want to bid on some great prizes? Or, could you make a few clicks to advocate for our important bill? We are looking for volunteers to help with all of these to improve lives for the ectodermal dysplasias community.

Marching On After Diagnosis

Jonathan Weil tells the story of how his family grew in strength and knowledge after his daughter, Maddie’s, diagnosis with ecodermal dysplasias. They’ve come a long way from feeling helpless.

Fighting for Teeth

ELSA advocates took action at home and on Capitol Hill on July 17 to ask Congress for insurance benefits for their medically necessary dental care.

What Happened at the 2019 Family Conference

Chicago proved to be a sweet home for our 38th Annual Family Conference! We welcomed the third largest gathering of families affected by ectodermal dysplasias in history on July 11-13 with 435 people from seven countries attending. It was an extraordinary event filled with new friendships, aha moments, laughter, hugs, and even tears.

Share Your Story with the Press

Sharing stories with local press is a powerful tool to raise awareness about ectodermal dysplasias and the challenges many face getting the health insurance coverage they need. Christine Gottschalk details how families and individuals can raise awareness for the Ensuing Lasting Smiles Act through the press.