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.

First Dentures for Hazel: Her Mom’s Perspective

Watching your baby girl – who is only 5 – get fitted for her first pair of dentures can be an emotional journey. Read how Sarah Hamilton is navigating the process and find out what she’s learned about her daughter, herself and ectodermal dysplasia.

Fighting for Future Generations of My Family

Dylan Steyer is a three-year-old boy who simply wants to have teeth. He’s even asked his mom if he can have hers. Dylan only has 5 teeth due to hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Learn what his mom, Laura is doing to fight for his right to dental care.

Our Family’s Life-Changing Day

X-rays showed that he would have no teeth at all on the bottom front, and very few elsewhere. How could that be? Read how the Williams family found a diagnosis and a new family.

Children Don’t Need Teeth?

Kevin Koser doesn’t think he should have to explain to his son with ectodermal dysplasia that he can’t have teeth because health insurance companies don’t feel teeth are necessary. So, he’s taking action and getting others to join him in advocating for the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act.

Dating and Ectodermal Dysplasias

David Cory talks about the good, the bad and the “What did she just say?!” of dating if you have ectodermal dysplasia. Read about his adventures in dating and what’s he learned about opening yourself to love.