Jeronimo, Our Teacher

Jorgelina, a mother in Argentina, was shocked and sad when one of her twin sons was diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia. As an English teacher, she decided to learn everything she could. But, it was her son, Jeronimo, who became her best teacher and changed her attitude.

What does a smile mean to you?

For Rachel Nicksich, attending the NFED Kays’ Kids Camp was the best experience of her life. It inspired her to become an NFED Smile Maker and give monthly, despite her limited income.

Hard But Right Decision

Karl Nelsen has spent his lifetime fighting for insurance benefits to get teeth. Now, he’s fighting for legislation to end insurance denials. He’s doing this for himself, his daughter, and for person affected by ectodermal dysplasia for generations to come.

Our Volunteers Are Worth Their Weight In Gold!

For National Volunteer Month, the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias celebrates its volunteers for their 5,000 hours of service. It is mind boggling the tasks they accomplished to help the NFED and those affected by ectodermal dysplasias. Watch our tribute video and learn how you can volunteer to be a Social Media Ambassador, Advocacy State Lead or fundraiser.

ELSA’s Clock is Ticking

Tick, tick, tick. Find out why it’s critical that we get at least 75 lawmakers to co-sponsor the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act by July. Learn the truth about why every family with ectodermal dysplasia in the United States must take action today. 

My Wish

My name is Caleb Locke. I’m 9 years old, and my wish is to have a full set of teeth. I have 4 upper teeth all misshaped, 2 of which are centrally located but not fully erupted. My dental team consists of a maxillofacial surgeon, prosthodontist, and an orthodontist.  My x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia has left…

Clouston Syndrome: Perfectly Different

Addison Kemper spent her life being told she’s perfect, but knowing she was different. She had little hair and problems with her nails. Kids bullied her. Life was hard at times. She knew she must have a condition of some kind but found no answers. Her baby’s arrival led her to a diagnosis for both: Clouston syndrome. Those two words opened the door a new world.