Fever and Ectodermal Dysplasias

By Tim Fete, M.D., M.P.H. and Clayton Butcher, M.D. Fever and ectodermal dysplasia can be tricky for parents. Your child is running a temperature and acting a little lethargic. Is he getting sick? Or, is he overheated because he doesn’t sweat correctly? Should you treat the fever? Should you call your doctor? All of these…

Celebrate Our Successes With ELSA

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.

First In Our Family

Possible ectodermal dysplasia. Genetic. Life-long battle. These are not the words a parent wants to hear about their sweet little girl. But, Ashley Braden heard them and she cried. Then she reached out to the NFED for help.

Our Special Grandson

Donna Garrett-Miller details how her grandson, Noah, was born with complications that led to an Ankyloblepharon-Ectodermal Defects-Clefting (AEC) syndrome diagnosis.

Marching On After Diagnosis

Jonathan Weil tells the story of how his family grew in strength and knowledge after his daughter, Maddie’s, diagnosis with ecodermal dysplasias. They’ve come a long way from feeling helpless.

A Wild Yet Silent Thunderstorm

Heather Martin struggled to find answers after her son Isaiah did not fully develop teeth from birth. She was told by multiple dentists that his teeth should be capped, but she did not listen. Follow Heather’s journey as she fianlly finds the answers she was looking for in a diagnosis.

Top 10 Reasons Why Kids Should Advocate

At 13, Aidan Abbott is already getting to be a pro when it comes to advocating for ectodermal dysplasias on Capitol Hill. The Wisconsin teen built his confidence by telling lawmakers about the rare condition that affects him and thousands of others: ectodermal dysplasias. He and his family will be joining the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) on July 18 for Ectodermal Dysplasias Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Aidan lists his 10 ten reasons why every kid with ectodermal dysplasias should come advocate with him.

Returning to Capitol Hill

We’re going back! To Capitol Hill for our 2nd Ectodermal Dysplasias Advocacy Day. We invite the ectodermal dysplasias community to join us July 17-18 in Washington D.C. Our goal is to ask Congress to support a bill (to be announced soon) that will provide insurance benefits for dental care of ectodermal dysplasias.