Soren Roe used to hide the fact that he’s missing teeth. Now, he uses it as an opening line when he meets new people. Read how this 24-year-old has faced his fears and realized how ectodermal dysplasia has shaped his life.
Laurel is a 12-year-old girl with ectodermal dysplasia who wants to share her school experience with other affected kids. Learn what she has to say about teaching teachers, having an IEP, managing PE and handling bullies.
For her entire life, dentists told Finlay she would have to wait till adulthood to get treatment for her missing teeth. They didn’t seem to understand how having missing and misshapen teeth was affecting her. Find out what her frustrated parents did to get her treatment and how this experience has impacted the teenager’s outlook.
Tina Moss shares her 61-year journey to finally make peace with her sparse hair. Affected by hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, she explores wearing wigs and discovers more of herself in the process. You can also download our new Sparse and Brittle Hair Guide to get answers, product suggestions, and prevention tips from our dermatologists.
Eduardo shares his heart wrenching story to find help for his precious daughter, Arantxa. Born with incontinentia pigmenti in a country where doctors are not familiar with the condition, the sweet little girl faces extraordinary challenges. It’s a story of a family fighting against all odds to save their baby and a father sharing his emotional journey.
Jackson is 2 years old, and he’s hungry all the time. He wants to eat. But chewing is just too difficult for him, and he struggles to eat every day. Read how his parents are coping with meal time and helping their toddler who’s affected by x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Plus, download our new medical article, Feeding Solid Food to Children Without Teeth.
It took years for a South Carolina family to find a dentist to make dentures for their son. Getting Beau to wear them was their next challenge. Read how strawberry Twizzlers made all the difference.
Nicholle was searching for someone who understood what it’s like to always smile with your lips closed so people don’t see your missing teeth. Who know how frustrating it is to visit dentist after dentist trying to find someone who actually wants to treat you. Were there adults out there who know the pressure of trying to find more than $30,000 just so you can have teeth to bite into chicken with? Read her story to learn about her search and how she’s relieved to no longer feel so alone.