What better time to raise money for the NFED?

By Brian Brubaker   Overheating hasn’t been something that Kindergartner Emily Rose Brubaker has had to deal with very much so far growing up in Alaska. Normally in Alaska, hyp-O-thermia is much more common that hyp-ER-thermia. But in the middle of the Alaska winter, when the Iditarod sled dog race is about to start, the…

Eight Easy Steps to Match Your NFED Donation

Did you know that the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) currently has a small but mighty group of 17 donors that have their employers match their donation? Since 2016, these companies have donated over $3,300 matching gift dollars paid and almost $4,000 matching gift dollars pledged.  Almost $10,000 total has been given to the…

The Power of Sharing Our Journey with EEC Syndrome

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.

From Shy to Smiling Spokesperson for Ectodermal Dysplasias

By Dawn Richardson I rarely had to trim Savannah’s toenails after she was born, and her fingernails were thin and brittle. I had very little experience with infants, so I did not realize this is not typical of children.  Her baby teeth erupted mostly on schedule.  Aside from being small and missing a set of…

A Leap of Faith to Open Ourselves

By Nancy Nelsen, Guest Blogger We attended the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) Family Conference during the summer of 2015 in Colorado Springs.  Neither of us, my husband, Karl and I, were prepared for the emotions that filled us as we listened to other families’ stories, and told our own. We felt supported, connected…

An Anniversary Gift for You

As you know, in 2016 the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) community is celebrating our 35 anniversary!   This year, we celebrate 35 years of NFED success.  Over the years we have added tremendously to the body of knowledge of ectodermal dysplasias, made great strides in treatment and have had tremendous research successes. Thirty-five years…

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