These New Members are to be added to our Membership Roster.
After they are on the new roster, they are removed from this list.
The list is updated once a month, usually after the 20th

Last Rosters posted – 12-24-2023

02/18/2024 – 2

Michael Little from Fairbanks, AK. Michael was born in 1965, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2018 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Michael noted the following in the application submission: Need some kind of support, can’t get anyone in my family to understand how things are now. Destroyed my life, hoped I would die back then… now I’ve changed everything for the better but doesn’t seem to matter to my dysfunctional family. Tired of being alone, would be nice to have an outlet or someone who just knows. I’m not giving up…but man I need some help!! Thank you 1550in907@gmail.com

Amorita Ivy from Milwaukee, WI. Amorita was born in 1971, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2017 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Amorita noted the following in the application submission: Basically, how to live a full & effective life as a Laryngectomee person. amoritaivy@gmail.com

02/11/2024 – 2

Henry Moore from Clinton, MD. Henry was born in 1952, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2005 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Henry noted the following in the application submission: My current electro larynx has malfunctioned and been very difficult to get in contact with the company to receive an replacement. I live on my own and have now way of communicating in case of emergencies. Would like assistance in obtaining an electro-larynx until a replacement can be fulfilled. eclass5550@gmail.com

Michael Gallaugher from Columbus, OH. Michael was born in 1971, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2016 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Michael noted the following in the application submission: My electro larynx is not working. I’m sending it in for repairs. Need a loaner for a few weeks. cameliagallaugher@yahoo.com

02/04/2024 – 2

Jimmie Borum from Candler, NC. Jimmie was born in 1948, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2019 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Jammie noted the following in the application submission: I am having esophageal cancer surgery February 7th and need a backup electrolarynx. I have had some problems with my current electrolarynx (Provox TruTone Emote) and want to be sure I can communicate with the hospital staff. I was referred to your organization by Atos Medical who suggested I might be able to get a loaner electrolarynx to use during my hospital stay. jjborum.nc@charter.net

Brian Fitzgerald from Springdale, AZ. Brain was born in 1968, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and uses ACD (Alternative Communication Device)  to speak. Brain noted the following in the application submission: Well hi there!, I’m Brian Fitzgerald and I am a ventilator dependent quadriplegic stemming from a car accident in 2022. I have difficulty swallowing and last fall I underwent a procedure called a laryngotracheal separation . The result has been terrific and I no longer have to fear aspirating but the tradeoff is I can no longer speak on the ventilator using the Passy Muir speaking valve. I’m using a head pointer and letterboard but my head movement is quite limited and I really need more spontaneous communication. Right now my most effective method is mouthing words slowly and carefully to my wife/ I’m considering using a Servox or something similar. I listened to your voice samples here and I am quite encouraged . I happened across your site and it looks very helpful and practical. Any information referrals or resources you could provide would be wonderful. I’m working with my ST on my options. I check my email every morning but if anyone from your organization does call my wife Marta-Gayle will answer and assist me. Thank you so much!! bfitzgerald1968@yahoo.com

01/28/2024 – 8

Maureen Korhonen London, ON. Maureen noted the following in the application submission: I am probably soon to become a Laryngectomee.. If I can join now, before the operation I would like to. maureenkorhonen@hotmail.com

Steven Larson from Clarksville, TN. Steve was born in 1963, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Steven noted the following in the application submission: Was an educator, now retired due to my Laryngectomy. I would like to know if there are other individuals with Laryngectomy’s in my area. slarson7525@icloud.com

Pete Frielinghaus from Cannonville, South Africa. Pete was born in 1961, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Pete noted the following in the application submission: I’m new to this lifestyle and need to learn as much as I can about how to readjust – I’ve overcome some difficulties and would like to be able to share how I did / do that with others. We are currently living in Mauritius and have absolutely no resources here, other than online Found you via Facebook :-). pete@frielinghaus.co.za

Donald Jackson from Fredericksburg, VA. Donald was born in 1948, Donald noted the following in the application submission: Larynx Cancer patient, I am in the hospital and my electrolarynx is not working, and I need one as soon as possible. I got this information from Atos. Please HELP (Note: TruTone Plus Sent 30-60 Day Request) hattietyler1945@gmail.com

Samantha Lanin (SLP) from New York, NY. Samantha is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Mary Manning Walsh Home. New York, NY. slanin@langfun.com

Randy Wilder from Kokomo, IN. Randy was born in 1955, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2019 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Randy noted the following in the application submission: I learned of your service from a tech at Atos : Nic Meier. As you most likely know, the electrolarynx devices are fragile. For myself, after only a few drops, they tend to get damaged. Some of these devices (namely the ones made in China) are even more likely to fail. I have an idea to go to a speaker manufacturer to see if they might have any ideas. Speakers have similar design elements. At the moment, I have a damaged one and my backup is the one made in…You guessed it, China. It barely works. I would greatly appreciate the ability to borrow a unit. I will also consider donating my equipment when the end is apparent. I will ask my family to arrange to send any equipment that I have, to be donated to the closet. If you are in need of any more information, email me at your leisure. Much appreciated, Randy Wilder bobmarley1@gmx.com

Bernie Roof from Largo, FL. Bernie was born 1955, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Bernie noted the following in the application submission: Would like current info on laryngectomee people coping with communication, isolation, daily care of stoma, etc.. I am pretty new at this so I figure a lot to learn. Just want to see how everyone else is coping. I found you online. I go for my first CAT/PER scan Feb 5th so anxiety is high. I have an issue with that anyway. bmroof@msn.com

Clarence Bryant from Greensburg, KY. Clarence was born in 1945, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Clarence noted the following in the application submission: My name is Noel Warf, I am contacting you on behalf of my uncle Clarence Wayne Bryant, He cannot talk on the phone and has no ability to operate a computer, so the email address and phone number is mine. I was referred to you by Nick at ATOS Medical when he determined with my help over the phone that his electro-larynx was not working properly and needs to go back for repairs or replacement under warranty and said you folks may be able to help with a loaner while it’s away. His device is the Provox Solatone Plus. Hoping you can help me out, Noel Warf on behalf of my uncle Clarence Bryant jnw70582@gmail.com

01/21/2024 – 3

Lory Wolfe from Columbus, OH. Lory was born in 1952, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2000 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Lory noted the following in the application submission: My speaker broke and I was told about this place from the company that is going to repair my speaker. loryann52@gmail.com

Ernest King from Maysville, KY. Ernest was born in 1952, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Ernest noted the following in the application submission: Need loaner E.L. My Atos rep. Gave me your contact info. vgrooms52@yahoo.com

Mike Roberts from Roosevelt, UT. Mike was born in 1960, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Mike noted the following in the application submission: I need to send my Provox TruTone EMOTE Electrolarynx in for a replacement under warranty. I need to be able to communicate as best I can until I receive a new one. I live alone, and am not married, so I only have my sisters to help in difficult conversational settings….but they are not always available. I would appreciate being able to get a loaner while I wait for the new one. rgrant@ubtanet.com

01/14/2024 – 3

Kay Crocker from Bessemer City, NC. Kay was born in 1959, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Kay noted the following in the application submission: I learned about this group from my daughter. Since I am a new laryngectomee, I’m just hoping to find support, seek advice and resources, and learn how to thrive in this new chapter of my life. kaycrocker50@gmail.com

Jennifer Blackwell from Rutherfordton, NC. Jennifer was born in 1975, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2024 and uses ACD (Alternative Communication Device)  to speak. Jennifer noted the following in the application submission: I found you through my speech therapist. I just need help navigating the new life I have. I had a trach for 6 years due to stage 4 throat cancer. I have some questions I need answered. djbrown012001@yahoo.com

Patrizia Fatheree from Xenia, IL. Patrizia was born in 1956, will be undergoing laryngectomy surgery in 2024 and is currently undecided on a voice. Patrizia noted the following in the application submission: I am facing surgery in the next couple of weeks. I would like to hear how others have handled this situation. I need to hear some encouragement. I am frightened of the future. pfatheree@yahoo.com 

01/07/2024 – 5

Kimmie Cotcher from Scottsville, KY. Kimmie was born in 1972, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Kimmie noted the following in the application submission: Found you through Facebook. Hoping to stay informed on new research regarding laryngectomee’s and any situation I may find myself in need of finding answers, suggestions or directions to questions I may have being a Laryngectomee. lebeaugirl3@aol.com

Thomas Seibert from Rochester, NY. Thomas was born in 1951, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Thomas noted the following in the application submission: Just interested in more information , Found out about the site thru Face Book Lary groups. tseibert05@gmail.com

Terry Shipley from Knoxville, TN. Terry was born in 1957, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Terry noted the following in the application submission: I’m using the Emote Electrolarynx which I think is the best. But my backup is mono. I’m not getting a TEP so this will be my voice. terry_shipley@hotmail.com

Larry Love from Tom’s River, NJ. Larry was born in 1958, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Larry noted the following in the application submission: I need a loaner electrolarynx I was referred to you by an agent from Atos. (Note 01/02/2024 – Sent out Emote – 90 Day Loan). lillielove81@yahoo.com

Richard Atwater from Davenport, IA. Richard was born in 1954, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2018 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Richard noted the following in the application submission: I am writing for my husband in need of a loaner electro-larynx. He has spent Christmas and the new year in the hospital without a talking device and it has taken a toll on his mental health with not being able to tell the nurses what he wants/needs. We are hoping this will help out until insurance sends the new one! (Note: 01/05/2023 30-60 Day Emote Sent) briana.atwater@hotmail.com

12/31/2023 – 6

Billy Anderson from Freehold, NJ. Billy was born in 1963, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Billy noted the following in the application submission: I found your site through Lary’s Speakeasy….8x cancer survivor, but brand new to this, so I’m always interested in tips or pointers on navigating this path. Thank you ! billya1576@gmail.com

Jym Moore from Chillicothe, OH. Jym noted the following in the application submission: I had cancer in the neck in 2017. In 2019 vocal folds became paralyzed. Air way is narrow and voice rough. My Doc is telling me I need a laryngectomy. I am still working every day and holding off as long as possible. I am a manager so do not do physical labor and able to work. jym.moore@paccar.com

John Baysinger from Jefferson City, MO. John was born in 1970, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. John noted the following in the application submission: I am in need of a loaner of a electrolarynx talker because mine quit working and I do not have a backup I live alone and need it really bad to communicate. johnnybaysinger7@gmail.com

Felicity Fitz-d ‘Armagnac from Eng, UK. Felicity was born in 2005, and is a Larynx Cancer, not Laryngectomee. Found through a reddit comment. felicityfitzdarmagnac@gmail.com

Raymond Maklary from Hammond, LA. Raymond was born in 1952, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2019 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Raymond noted the following in the application submission: My wife is my caretaker, and she found the group. janmaklary1@aol.com

Ray Tarkington from Torrance, CA. Ray was born in 1958, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2023 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Ray noted the following in the application submission: My wife found your site and I am looking to learn about my laryngectomy options. raytarkington@sbcglobal.net