The Nelson family was committed to getting their unborn son a potentially life-changing treatment for his XLHED. But, that meant traveling across the world-twice-in the middle of a pandemic! Learn more about their incredible adventure and how their son is doing.
HOPE is our Driving Force
In this year filled with so much uncertainty, HOPE provides us with the energy and determination to keep moving forward. Here’s what gives us hope!
Free Ectodermal Dysplasia Webinars
We are excited to announce our webinar series for 2020: Conference from your Couch! Join us on the second Wednesday of every other month in 2020 at 7 p.m. central for FREE webinars to learn more about ectodermal dysplasias, symptoms, treatments and research.
My name is Caleb Locke. I’m 9 years old, and my wish is to have a full set of teeth. I have 4 upper teeth all misshaped, 2 of which are centrally located but not fully erupted. My dental team consists of a maxillofacial surgeon, prosthodontist, and an orthodontist. My x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia has left…
My Son Has Only Six Teeth
Sheltered as a child because of ectodermal dysplasia, Beth Orchard is raising her kids differently. This advocate is giving her children the same opportunities as kids who can sweat and eat normally. She’s taking bold steps to make a difference and wants you to join her.
News from the XLHED Dog World
X-Linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia dogs were administered recombinant ectodysplasin in utero at different times to determine its impact on the development of hair, skin and tooth development. The research team found significant results.
NFED Was A Bridge Between My Two Worlds
I was born with x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) because of a random mutation. The NFED was a bridge between the two worlds I felt I lived in: one where I could pass as someone who looked unaffected and the one where I knew the issues I faced as a person affected by XLHED. Once I got married and started talking about wanting children was when I began volunteering with the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED). I will not give up volunteering with the NFED until we find coverage for my son, Liam’s, teeth and the many others affected by missing teeth.
Top 10 Syndromes that Affect NFED Families
Learn which of the 180+ different types of ectodermal dysplasia are the most common among NFED families. Update your profile with the type that affects your family. You and your love ones count!