We want to thank you.

In recent years, there has been a growing trend to create a “Gratitude Jar” as a visual reminder of the wonderful things in our lives. Every day (or as often as possible), you put in a note about something that happened that day that gives you gratitude and thanks.  At the end of the year,…

Our Hero, Every Day

Finally getting a diagnosis of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia for their 13-month-old daughter was a relief for Sam and Neil Gansebom. But, they still had all of these emotions. Where would they turn? What should they do? Read about how they are coping and what they are doing.

Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month 2018

This February, we are asking you, our community, to participate in Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month. Our goal is to create awareness, raise money and advocate for health benefits for dental care of ectodermal dysplasias. Our theme this year is “Advocate for Super Smiles.”

What better time to raise money for the NFED?

By Brian Brubaker   Overheating hasn’t been something that Kindergartner Emily Rose Brubaker has had to deal with very much so far growing up in Alaska. Normally in Alaska, hyp-O-thermia is much more common that hyp-ER-thermia. But in the middle of the Alaska winter, when the Iditarod sled dog race is about to start, the…

Eight Easy Steps to Match Your NFED Donation

Did you know that the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) currently has a small but mighty group of 17 donors that have their employers match their donation? Since 2016, these companies have donated over $3,300 matching gift dollars paid and almost $4,000 matching gift dollars pledged.  Almost $10,000 total has been given to the…

The Power of Sharing Our Journey with EEC Syndrome

An NFED dad and self-described introvert finds the strength in being vulnerable and the power that comes from sharing your story. He and his family share how they are facing his son’s challenges with ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC) syndrome and using it as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds.

From Shy to Smiling Spokesperson for Ectodermal Dysplasias

By Dawn Richardson I rarely had to trim Savannah’s toenails after she was born, and her fingernails were thin and brittle. I had very little experience with infants, so I did not realize this is not typical of children.  Her baby teeth erupted mostly on schedule.  Aside from being small and missing a set of…