Who Could Say "No" to Mary Kaye Richter?

By John A. Stith, M.D. , Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology Saint Louis University School of Medicine, NFED Board of Directors and Patient Care Council I have been privileged to serve the NFED as a member of the board of directors for several years. It seems like yesterday when Dr. Tim Reichert invited me to consider becoming…

A Tribute to our Scientific Advisory Council

Every once in a while it is important to sit back and reflect on how blessed we are to have such wonderful professional commitment to our organization and the families we serve.  The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) and Patient Care Council (PCC) are two examples of professional dedication to the NFED.  The PCC focus is…

Two Questions… How will you answer?

By Mario Adamo from Zurich, Switzerland Family Conference Volunteer in  Columbus, Ohio Do you remember the movie “The Bucket List”? There were those two individuals, both condemned by cancer, sitting above a pyramid, talking about ancient beliefs. For every soul knocking on paradise’s door, the Gods held two questions: “Did you find joy in your…

Happy Holidays!

It is hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from starting a new year. Whew! The time certainly flies. When I look over 2015, I think of all of the wonderful things that occurred in this year and I am thankful for all of our blessings.   You helped us accomplish all of…

Be the Change! Build our Community!

By Lea Richardson, Community Engagement Manager The NFED recently joined Pinterest and I have been amazed at the number of inspirational quotes for and about volunteers.  Some are so great in fact, that I thought I’d share some with you. Some quotes are words of wisdom while others can be attributed to the wise people…