Becoming an Advocate for ELSA -Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act

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Hi, my name is Brittany Anderson. I had a tooth removed in 1997, when I was 13 years old, and the swelling never went down from the extraction. They then did a biopsy on the bone and I was diagnosed with a bone disease called fibrous dysplasia (FD). FD is a rare genetic disease that […]

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Optimizing Your In-Person and Telehealth Visits

Foundation News

Have you ever gone to a long-awaited medical appointment only to realize the provider isn’t familiar with fibrous dysplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS)? Do you feel overwhelmed with health challenges, unsure which issue to address first, or how to tease one complaint out from the ways it affects the rest of your daily life and medical […]

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Disability Benefits 101 and 102

Advocacy News Foundation News

We’re pleased to share the recording of this 2 part workshop designed to help individuals with disabilities reach a greater understanding of some of the different government benefits available.  These benefits are discussed in detail in clear, concise language, including how to qualify for, and the differences between, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Social Security […]

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Meet the PAC!

Advocacy News Foundation News Patient Spotlight

In July 2022, FD/MAS Alliance launched our inaugural Patient Advisory Council, a group of community advisors and organizational ambassadors for the FD/MAS Alliance.  Without the trust, respect, support, and engagement of the FD/MAS community, our work cannot be successful.  The community members who stepped forward to form this first class of ambassadors represent some of […]

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International FD/MAS Patient Groups Release Top Priorities for FD/MAS research

Advocacy News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (July 14th, 2022)   To the researchers and clinicians of the International Consortium for FD/MAS: Patient groups from around the globe including FD/MAS Alliance, Patiëntenvereniging Fibreuze Dysplasie, ASOCIACIÓN DE DISPLASIA FIBROSA – ADF, Fibrous Dysplasia Support Society UK, EAMAS, FD/MAS Brasil, and GULI (FD/MAS) Care Center have collectively identified nine […]

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Study Examines FD/MAS and Quality of Life (QOL)

Treatment News

Quality of life (QOL)—we all seek it. For patients with fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS), a life free of pain, anxiety, and depression is often overlooked in the task of day-to-day living.  Researcher Amanda Konradi, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, published three separate studies in 2021 related to QOL. All three […]

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The ABCs of FD/MAS

Patient Spotlight

One parent’s tips on how to talk to adults about your child’s FD/MAS diagnosis* The first time I took my daughter to her best friends’ house for a playdate I gave her a kiss and told her to be careful and follow the rules, because she already knew her limitations and how to keep herself […]

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FD/MAS Federal Research Funding Initiative

Advocacy News Research News

The FD/MAS community of researchers and advocates continues forward with the Department of Defense Funding Opportunity One of the most significant initiatives that FD/MAS Alliance continues to advance is the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The PRMRP is a major research opportunity that our team of advocates has unlocked for FD/MAS researchers through the […]

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Find Your Strength

FDMAS Awareness Week Patient Spotlight

Hello, I’m Sarah and I’m from Sacramento, California.I was diagnosed with McCune-Albright syndrome when I was about three years old. My mom was putting me down for bed and stroked my face when she noticed a strange lump on my jaw. From there, it took several doctors visits until I could get a CT to […]

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Researchers and Advocates Move Forward with Department of Defense Funding

Advocacy News Foundation News Research News

One of the biggest initiatives that FDF is working on right now is the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The PRMRP is a huge research opportunity that our team of advocates have unlocked for FD/MAS researchers through the US Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (DOD CDMRP). Thanks to the tireless efforts […]

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