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…

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…

NFED.Org Gets Extreme Makeover

By Mare Fete, Executive Director Great news! Our online home at www.NFED.org has had an extreme makeover. We have launched an entirely new website to better serve our ectodermal dysplasias community. It’s our gift to our families, donors, volunteers and care providers in celebration of our 35th anniversary. Families complained about the old site, how…

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…

Genetic Counseling Helps Make Sense of Ectodermal Dysplasia

If you or your loved one recently received an ectodermal dysplasia diagnosis, you may have more questions than answers at first. How did this happen? Can our future children have it?  Should I have other family members tested? All of your questions are valid ones and normal to have following a diagnosis. The specialist best…