NOTE: This website is no longer funded, and will be removed in May of 2017. Please join the active and growing community of parents on Facebook. Thanks go to the founders of the organization, and to the community at large. Stay strong!

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About Us

Important Update:
We are no longer a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This website is only occasionally updated, but will be kept online as long as it serves the needs of the community. The discussion forums are still active. Updates can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/eatef.org. Please contact matt@eatef.org for any inquiries.

History
In 1992, eight families in the Chicago-land area joined forces to create a support network of parents of children born with EA/TEF. Their shared experiences were made easier with the support of others facing similar situations and asking similar questions. The network of information and support which they created was the seed for the EA/TEF Family Support Connection. Our original intention was to just form a local support group for Chicago-land area families. However, we have become a national clearinghouse for information on these birth defects.

(Former) Misson Statement
The EA/TEF Family Support Connection was formed by and for families of children born with (Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula) EA/TEF and the medical professionals who treat them. We are an organization dedicated to providing educational resources as well as emotional and practical support to aid in the daily care of our medically fragile children.