Geismar Family Gives Back with Annual Halloween Bash

By Alice Geismar Seventeen years ago this November, my husband, Bruce and I were awaiting the birth of our second grandchild. Our first grandson, Jack was almost two and we were enlisted to watch him while Ruth and Keith went to the hospital. It was immediately apparent that Ryan had serious problems. He looked like…

Volunteering for the NFED is My Opportunity to Give Back

By David Sanmiguel The NFED has been a very important part of my family’s life, since the day my daughters were diagnosed. The moment my family and I became members of this great organization we only received good things, along with a warm welcome, understanding, help, information and great times. Simply put, everything has been wonderful. Our…

The NFED Changed the Dialogue About our Son's Condition

By Marci Mortensen I was seven months pregnant with my second child when I first heard the words ectodermal dysplasia. Our first son Sawyer was 20 months old at the time. Although he was slightly underweight and susceptible to frequent respiratory infections, he was abundantly active and happy, and certainly giving these first time parents…