On February 15, I had the pleasure of joining some new and returning families on a webinar to answer all of their questions about the NFED Family Conference, which will take place July 14 – 16. If you weren’t able to join us at the webinar, I want to share some of the great questions…
Celebrating 40 Years with Our Family
The 2022 NFED Family Conferece was a great success. Every year, the NFED invites the families it serves to convene at the conference to learn and most importantly, to connect. We laughed, we cried, we danced, and we can’t wait to see you next year!
Growing Up with the NFED: Meet Virginia
Virginia Higgins was just five years old when her mom, Fredia Shimchick, heard about a mom in the area who was looking for other families affected ectodermal dysplasias. Their family would be one of the first 12 families who called NFED their ectodermal dysplasia home. Find out about her love for the NFED family and why she gives back.
Thank You, Jodi, Editing Queen of the NFED
Jodi Edgar Reinhardt has dedicated 25+ years to the ectodermal dysplasias community as a staffer at the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.
My Life as Nurse, Mom and Advocate
In all her years as a PICU nurse, Amy Leverenz had never heard of ectodermal dysplasia until the day her daughter was diagnosed with the rare condition. She found the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, educated her self and is now educating physicians and legislators. She’s on a mission to impact the lives of other families like hers for the better.
Doing Everything I Can for Ectodermal Dysplasias
By Debbie Fenoglio I was pregnant with my second son, Benjamin, in the late summer of 2011 when it was first suggested that my oldest son, Jackson, had ectodermal dysplasia. Like many before me, I had not heard of ectodermal dysplasia. It was offered by our dentist as Jackson’s teeth were not erupting and he…
A Legacy of HED: Finding Answers for the Reeder Family
Ectodermal dysplasia runs in Kylie Reeder’s family. After she married, her in-laws learned that the daughter they are adopting may also share the condition.
5 Reasons Why We Need You on Capitol Hill
Ectodermal Dysplasias Advocacy Day approaches quickly and we need you, our National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) family, to be there. We try time and again to be advocates to all members of the NFED. But only you and your family are the ones who can make a difference in the lives of people affected…