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!
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.
Jamie Sommerville shares her best tips for how to get your insurance company to cover the dental treatment you need. Plus, learn what NFED resources made all the difference.
As we enter 2021, you may be wondering what the status of the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act is. Find out what progress we made and how you can sign up for our Virtual Advocacy Day in April.
Jill Radley has spent the last few decades as her son’s biggest cheerleader and advocate. But, she recently used her voice to advocate and tell HER story with ectodermal dysplasia. A teacher at heart, she’s sharing her wisdom with students, other parents and women about the attitude to take when life hands you challenges.
Since 1981, our mission has focused on families affected by ectodermal dysplasias. We are proud of the extraordinary accomplishments we have achieved in our nearly four decades. 2019 was no exception. Read to see the impact we made for our NFED family.
Seeing a friend’s teeth, 3-year-old Kannon decides he’ll ask Santa for the teeth he hasn’t developed. Dr. Karen McAndrew steps in to make his first denture and his wish come true.
Telling your story is the most powerful way you can advocate for the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA). We know firsthand that many legislators who have co-sponsored ELSA did so because they were moved by a family’s story. Follow our tips to write and perfect your story.