How Powerful Storytelling Could Make ELSA a Law

We have the most amazing Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) advocates! Our contacts on Capitol Hill tell us that the reason the bill has garnered incredible support in a short amount of time is because of our grassroots efforts. It’s because families affected by congenital anomalies bravely share their personal stories with Congress. That’s exactly what happened again on Tuesday, June 21 when 314 advocates met with 49 U.S. Senate offices for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) Virtual Advocacy Day with the Senate.

Advocacy is Something We Are Meant to Do Together

Morgan Rigsby is the kind of mom who wants to model the behavior she wants her kids to have. That’s why she’s become a passionate advocate for the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act. In our Volunteer Spotlight, Morgan talks about what volunteering has taught her, how she celebrates the small victories with her son, and why you need to be open to sharing your story.

Our NFED volunteers light the way!

Whenever the NFED has a need, our volunteers step forward and help. We want to let you know that your dedication and inspiration is essential to the work that we do—we simply cannot do it without you. THANK YOU! 

Big News in the House for ELSA

Families affected by congenital anomalies are closer to getting health insurance benefits for the medical and health treatment they need. Our bill to mandate such payments took a big leap in the U.S. House of Representatives. Find out what the consensus calendar means and how you can help pass the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act.

Awareness. Advocacy. Action.

February is upon us, and the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) has a lot going on! In honor of Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month (EDAM), please help us spread the word about these rare conditions and join us in raising up this incredible community through research, advocacy and more.

Let’s Celebrate 40 Years of NFED Success!

The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) turned 40 years old on December 24, 2021. Normally, we would have recognized this milestone throughout last year. But, the pandemic caused us to shift our plans. Find out what we all have planned for this celebration year!

ELSA Picks Up Speed After Fantastic Virtual Hill Day

It’s extraordinary what our advocates and staff have accomplished in just two months since the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) (S.754/H.R.1916) was re-introduced in the 117th Congress! Our brave advocates shared their struggles on our Virtual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Find out what’s happened with ELSA since they shared their stories.