For National Volunteer Month, the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias celebrates its volunteers for their 5,000 hours of service. It is mind boggling the tasks they accomplished to help the NFED and those affected by ectodermal dysplasias. Watch our tribute video and learn how you can volunteer to be a Social Media Ambassador, Advocacy State Lead or fundraiser.
Beth Tascione and Jonathan Weil didn’t think about it too much when their one-year-old daughter’s tooth came in pointy shape. But when the second one did, too, they got curious. Their online investigation led them on a journey to learn about ectodermal dysplasia, advocate for their daughter and raise funds for the organization that helped them every step of the way, the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.
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.
Briana Pinon felt incredibly alone when her baby was diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia. That all changed when she connected with the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias. This mom talks about finding resources, connecting with other families and teaching her son about his condition.
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