My Son With Incontinentia Pigmenti

Boys affected by incontinentia pigmenti typically do not survive pregnancy. The condition is an X-linked dominant “lethal” condition. Meet Jamistyn, a 6-year-old boy with IP who not only survived but is thriving! Read more about his extremely rare story!

Welcome Incontinentia Pigmenti Families!

A nonprofit dedicated to one type of ectodermal dysplasia has closed its doors. We are honored to have worked with its founder to transfer their information and welcome their families. Explore our new, expanded section on incontinentia pigmenti.

The Most Beautiful Sight

The Stollers spent the first few years of their daughter, Kambree’s life, trying to figure out what was causing all of her different, possibly unrelated, symptoms. When Kambree was finally diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia, professionals and genetic testing couldn’t pinpoint which type she might have. Until an NFED Family Conference changed their life. They found something they didn’t realize they were seeking.

Free Ectodermal Dysplasia Webinars

We are excited to announce our webinar series for 2020: Conference from your Couch! Join us on the second Wednesday of every other month in 2020 at 7 p.m. central for FREE webinars to learn more about ectodermal dysplasias, symptoms, treatments and research.

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.

Clouston Syndrome: Perfectly Different

Addison Kemper spent her life being told she’s perfect, but knowing she was different. She had little hair and problems with her nails. Kids bullied her. Life was hard at times. She knew she must have a condition of some kind but found no answers. Her baby’s arrival led her to a diagnosis for both: Clouston syndrome. Those two words opened the door a new world.

Family-driven Grassroots Action is the Answer

Jen Steele’s life was forever changed in 2012, when her daughter, Alli, was diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia. Her family spent the next few years commuting 240 miles round trip to the University of Iowa to meet with geneticists, doctors and dentists. She discovered the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) online and called for help and support. The Iowa mom quickly learned that Alli’s dental needs would exceed their financial abilities. She was not one to ask for help or be complacent and just accept the fact that their medical insurance would not cover Alli’s medical needs. With no political experience, the Steele family joined other NFED families in taking action to advocate for the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act.