Collaborating With Leaders Around the World

In early October, NFED Executive Director Mary Fete met with leaders from eight other ectodermal dysplasia support groups/organizations in Germany. Find out what they talked about and what they have planned for 2-20-20!

Testing a Non-invasive Way to Diagnose XLHED In Utero

Dr. Angus Clark is investigating a new, noninvasive way to diagnose x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia in utero. His findings could help facilitate the upcoming clinical trial for treatment. We are proud to fund this work.

Meet Your Legislators Close to Home

Beth Pond has been advocating for ectodermal dysplasias health benefits for 23 years. She shares what you can do in your home state to create change.

My $35,000 (So Far) Smile

Cody Snell has paid $35,000 out of pocket – so far – to replace teeth he never had due to ectodermal dysplasia. At 33, he knows that amount will climb since he faces a lifetime of dental care costs. That is, unless the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act is passed. He is advocating for this legislation to assure that he, his affected daughter and all families with his condition get the insurance coverage they need for their medically necessary care.

Our Baby Struggled to Swallow

Baby Oakley had a hard time feeding. Watching your baby not be able to swallow can be terrifying. He had projectile vomiting and wasn’t gaining weight. His parents begged doctors to help their baby boy. A hospital stay and many tests later, they figured it out. This information coupled with a trip to the dentist led to a diagnosis of ectodermal dysplasias. Find out how Oakley is feeding now.

Becky Abbott Joins NFED Staff

Meet the newest member of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias staff. Becky Abbott will help us serve families affected be ectodermal dysplasias by managing the treatment and research programs. Learn why our mission is personal for this rare disease advocate.