Small Steps, Amazing Climbs

Even the tallest mountains can be scaled with enough small but purposeful steps Forever Forward. But not without decades of careful study, testing, steps forward, steps back, and the love and devotion of parents, families and you! Learn how you can help us with our campaign to advance research.

Tips for Face Coverings and Lines

Many of our communities have opened up to varying degrees during the past few weeks – and right at the time that summer temperatures are climbing. New safety measures for living in this COVID-19 world may bring extra challenges for people affected by ectodermal dysplasias. We have tips and resources to help you.

Talented Gymnast Overcomes Goltz Challenges

Jordan Buerman is an anomaly in the sport of gymnastics. Not only does she have Goltz syndrome, she only has one foot and limited vision! Find out how this gymnast not only competes but at a state level!

Bridges to Inspiration

I spent a good part of Sunday walking around Portland, Ore. and reflecting on the 2018 National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) Family Conference. People passing me likely thought I was in another world. I was smiling and laughing as I strolled along the river walk.  One person stopped me and said, “Wow! You must…

Four Key Takeaways from NFED’s 2017 Annual Impact Report

As a nonprofit organization serving the ectodermal dysplasias community committed to transparency, we are happy to share with you our 2017 Annual IMPACT Report. Here we report on just a few of the many activities and accomplishments from 2017.

Ectodermal Dysplasia Treatment Videos Now Available

The one thing all our families want is information about ectodermal dysplasia treatment. You want to know what to expect for you or your child. You are seeking treatment options. You are looking for answers. That’s where the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias comes in. We now have six free videos of educational workshops from our 2017 Family Conference available to watch. You can hear from our experts, see their presentations and learn.

Adopting My Daughter With Goltz Syndrome

Choosing to adopt a child with a rare condition can be daunting. Caroline Ruhl has done it twice. Read about the journey that led her to adopting a spunky and beautiful child who happens to have Goltz syndrome.

Launching a Major Research Campaign

We stand at an unprecedented time in history. Preliminary findings from research show great promise for eradicating two symptoms of the most common k ind of ectodermal dysplasia. It’s extraordinary! But without funding, this research study and others will not continue. We are launching the “Impact Cures, Now” campaign to raise $300,000 in the next three years for ectodermal dysplasias research.