Possible ectodermal dysplasia. Genetic. Life-long battle. These are not the words a parent wants to hear about their sweet little girl. But, Ashley Braden heard them and she cried. Then she reached out to the NFED for help.
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.
Sharing stories with local press is a powerful tool to raise awareness about ectodermal dysplasias and the challenges many face getting the health insurance coverage they need. Christine Gottschalk details how families and individuals can raise awareness for the Ensuing Lasting Smiles Act through the press.
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.
By Maureen Having ectodermal dysplasia can be hard. Especially growing up. I had never met another person with ectodermal dysplasias until I went to my first National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) Family Conference in 2014 at the age of 46. I had always felt alone. I don’t know which type of ectodermal dysplasia I…
Charlie Richter was a poster child for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasia in the 1980s, with his pale skin, bald head, flat nose and kid-size dentures. What the images didn’t show was the most serious symptom of his genetic disorder: The inability to sweat.
By Rachel Buerman The NFED Family Conference has been an invaluable experience for us. We attended our first conference in Colorado 2010. For the first time since Jordan was born we felt at home. We learned more from other families in 3 days than we had learned from our local doctors in 2 years. NFED…
If you can’t sweat, how do you stay cool? Should you move to a cooler climate? Should you buy a cool vest? What cooling technique works best? We answer these questions and more in this document all about being cool.