ELSA Reintroduced in Congress

ELSA took another leap forward today! The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act was introduced in the new U.S. Congress with bi-partisan support in both the House and the Senate. 28 organizations are now supporting the bill which will provide insurance coverage for medical and dental care due to congenital anomalies such as ectodermal dysplasia.

What’s going on at the NFED?

Find out what the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias recently published in research, will be announcing about the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act and is planning for 2019.

Our Baby Struggled to Swallow

Baby Oakley had a hard time feeding. Watching your baby not be able to swallow can be terrifying. He had projectile vomiting and wasn’t gaining weight. His parents begged doctors to help their baby boy. A hospital stay and many tests later, they figured it out. This information coupled with a trip to the dentist led to a diagnosis of ectodermal dysplasias. Find out how Oakley is feeding now.

Know the Signs of Ectodermal Dysplasias

Do you know the ways ectodermal dysplasia can affect the body? Watch our video to know the signs. People are going undiagnosed which can be frustrating and stressful. Helps us spread the word for Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month.

Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month 2019

Join others affected by ectodermal dysplasias worldwide to unite for Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month in February. Help us raise awareness of these rare conditions. Our campaign is focused on awareness of the symptoms, its impact on teeth and the need for a law in the United States to get coverage for treatment.

One of Our Smile Makers

At the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED), one thing is for sure, we love our families! When we support our families, we certainly appreciate when they support us back. One of the most loyal and sustaining ways to support the NFED is through our monthly giving program, the Smile Makers. One of our amazing…

Volunteering Is Who I Am

Volunteering for Dr. Kathleen Motil is as natural as sunrises. Learn how she’s spent 20+ years helping families with ectodermal dysplasias learn about nutrition as a volunteer for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.

Becky Abbott Joins NFED Staff

Meet the newest member of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias staff. Becky Abbott will help us serve families affected be ectodermal dysplasias by managing the treatment and research programs. Learn why our mission is personal for this rare disease advocate.