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.
As a baby, Weston Walker experienced all of the same issues his mom, Randi, had when she was born. He struggled to breathe. He choked and spit up a lot. He didn’t cut teeth. For Debbie Reed, Randi’s mom and Weston’s grandma, it was heartbreaking to live it all over again. They visited doctor after doctor, asking if this was normal. Read how a diagnosis changed how this grandma looks at life.
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.
This February, we are asking you, our community, to participate in Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month. Our goal is to create awareness, raise money and advocate for health benefits for dental care of ectodermal dysplasias. Our theme this year is “Advocate for Super Smiles.”
An NFED dad and self-described introvert finds the strength in being vulnerable and the power that comes from sharing your story. He and his family share how they are facing his son’s challenges with ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC) syndrome and using it as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds.
An estimated 3.5 of 10,000 people are affected by ectodermal dysplasias. Very few people have heard about these conditions or know about the challenges people with it face. You can help us change that number. Join the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) in our worldwide effort this February to raise awareness and funds for these…
Wow! Can you believe it is February already? We all know what happens in February – Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day, the Super Bowl. But more importantly, it is Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month, #EDAM2016. This month, we are striving to raise the positive awareness of this condition which affects an estimated 2 in 10,000 births….
* The numbers are taken from the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) database and are not based on medical literature. There are more than 180 distinct types of ectodermal dysplasias cited in the literature. 1. Ectodermal Dysplasia, Specific Type is Unknown by the NFED – 3,168 People Almost half of the people on the NFED…