Kerri Fasulo had a long list of questions when her young daughter was diagnosed with a rare condition. She had no experiences to help her find her way through what lay ahead. Soon, she found the resource that made her realize she was not alone.
You can join families around the world in celebrating Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month and Rare Disease Day. Use our easy tools to share your story and advocate for super smiles. Teeth are not cosmetic! Post our flyers. Share your story. Host a Facebook fundraiser. Attend a Rare Disease Advocacy Event.
The Abbott family’s journey to new teeth for their son, Aidan, has not been an easy one. They have had to fight their insurance company every step of the way for years. Find out why his mom thinks it worth it and why every family must fight, too!
I was born with x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) because of a random mutation. The NFED was a bridge between the two worlds I felt I lived in: one where I could pass as someone who looked unaffected and the one where I knew the issues I faced as a person affected by XLHED. Once I got married and started talking about wanting children was when I began volunteering with the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED). I will not give up volunteering with the NFED until we find coverage for my son, Liam’s, teeth and the many others affected by missing teeth.
Each year, we hold our Family Conference to provide life-changing experiences for our NFED families. Annually, 300 to 400 people from all over the world and the U.S. get to experience that they are no longer alone, that they feel connected and that they finally get to have the experience of talking to doctors who…
In all her years as a PICU nurse, Amy Leverenz had never heard of ectodermal dysplasia until the day her daughter was diagnosed with the rare condition. She found the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, educated her self and is now educating physicians and legislators. She’s on a mission to impact the lives of other families like hers for the better.
We know that you have been good this year so we wrote our own letter to Santa on behalf of you and all families affected by ectodermal dysplasias.
Helping the NFED as a volunteer can add a Presidential Service Award to your resume or college application. We have numerous ways that you could help as a volunteer. Learn how. We offer several toolkits which make volunteering easy.