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 – 04/18/21

06/13/21 – 3

Wesphil Minai from Papua, NG. Wesphil was born in 1986, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2019 and uses Esophageal to speak. Wesphil noted the following in the application submission: Need to learn how to look after myself as a Laryngectomee. Found Web Whispers through IAL Facebook page. I am a laryngectomee from Papua New Guinea am 35 years old and I am the laryngectomee who is speaking using esophageal speech in my country. I am in the process to find ways to reach other Laryngectomees in my country so that I can teach them esophageal speech. I am not a certified esophageal speech trainer. I would like to know anything and everything about Laryngectomy care and speech rehabilitation so that I can help others like me in my country. wesieminai@gmail.com

Robert Phipps from Madison Heights, MI. Robert was born in 1945, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Robert noted the following in the application submission: My surgery was in April of this year. At Karmanos Hospital, Detroit. At my discharge, your Web was highly touted as a resource for support, information, and the latest in news. rphippsfatherof2@gmail.com

Tracy McDonald (Caregiver) from Dowling, ON. Tracy noted the following in the application submission: Hello. My brother Mark underwent a TL and neck dissection June 9th 2021 after receiving a diagnosis of stage 4 Larynx cancer at the age of 54. I want to help his recovery in any way possible and was directed to your website. I look forward to learning more about his condition and having tools and support to help him transition. tracy_mcdonald@libertytax.com 

06/06/21 – 1

Mark Filler from Seattle, WA. Mark noted the following in the application submission: I am an Oncology Social Worker with the Head and Neck Surgery Clinic at Swedish Cancer Institute. mark.filler@swedish.org

05/30/21 – 4

Todd Bradley from Novi, MI. Todd was born in 1961, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Todd noted the following in the application submission: Found you in Google. I am most in need of adapting to early life after laryngectomy and learning to use TEP. I have had early problems with it. Unable to produce voice/sound after covering stoma. tinytodd61@gmail.com

Gloria Oberholtzer from Puyallup, WA. Gloria was born in 1957, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and is currently undecided on a voice. Gloria noted the following in the application submission: Just looking for information. Had laryngectomy done early may 2021. looking for tips and guidance. also my husband is my caregiver and is interested in tips. chrisober@yahoo.com

Billy Robinson from Scottsburg, IN. Billy was born in 1960, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Billy noted the following in the application submission: I’m just trying to learn all I can about the new me. I was referred by my SLP. I’m now 11 months into this and I’m just trying to still figure out about the stages of COPD/emphysema and what all that entails also. You know, mucus amounts,types,etc..Just any and all types of help is appreciated! m.robinso94@gmail.com

Oren Pomeroy from Bloomington, IL. Oren was born in 1951, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Oren noted the following in the application submission: I went through 6 weeks radiation for early T2N0 last fall. I was not one of the 85% cured. It came back requiring the full laryngectomy on April 21. I’m just getting through the weeks after surgery. I truly believe there is a lot more for me to do in this world and I need help from knowledgeable people who have been here before me. I want to learn all I can to move to possible TEP in a few months. But I also want to help others that may learn from my experience. ODPomeroy@gmail.com  

05/23/21 – 2

Judy Towers from Santa Fe, NM. Judy was born in 1954, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2019 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Judy noted the following in the application submission: Meet other Larys, the latest info, conferences, etc. jetdbaampie@aol.com

Stephanie Berry (Caregiver) from Saint Charles, MO. Stephanie noted the following in the application submission: My uncle has terminal throat cancer with a partial laryngectomee. He lost his voice last week. His tumor is growing and there is nothing more his doctors can do. He would like to be able to talk to his family. We would like a loaner device until his insurance can get him one and/or he should succumb to this terrible disease. The device he tried and liked was a TruTone Emote. This would be great or anything commensurate. Thank you for your consideration. sebslpd@yahoo.com  

05/15/21 – 1

Donna Graville (SLP) from Portland, OR. Donna is a SLP at Oregon Health and Science University, NW Center for Voice and Swallowing. graville@ohsu.edu

05/09/21 – 1

Jan Pryor (SLP) from Bellvue, WA. Jan noted the following in the application submission: Founding Board Member, National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders University of Washington Medical Center. cologirl1@aol.com

05/02/21 – 2

Tony McGehee from Germantown, TN. Tony was born in 1952, Okeechobee, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. tmcgehee16@gmail.com

James Benoit from Okeechobee, FL. James underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. jim.ovc2020@gmail.com

04/25/21 – 3

Jim Hudon from Delta, BC. Jim was born in 1951, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. hudonsj321@gmail.com

Erin Kennedy from Port Richey, FL. Erin was born in 1972, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and is currently has no voice. Erin noted the following in the application submission: I was interested in an electrolarynx loan. I just had the procedure done 4/2/21 and am trying to learn all I can. erink1272@gmail.com

James Eadline from Gilbertsville, PA. James was born in 1949, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and is currently has no voice. James noted the following in the application submission: Member of Larys Speakeasy, Retired Law Enforcement. I need someone in my area to talk to. jeadline@aol.com  

04/18/21 – 6

May Townley (Caregiver) from Prange, VA. May is caregiver for her son “Jason Kilmer” whose information follows. mayshortentownley@gmail.com

Jason Kimmer from Rapid City, SD. Jason was born in 1973, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and is currently undecided on a voice. The WebWhispers Loan Closet has been notified and will work with Jason on obtaining a device on loan. jasonkimmer5@gmail.com

Pam Bowman from Painesville, OH. An is a Larynx cancer patient. Pam noted the following in the application submission: Larynx cancer,  I want to get information and help with anything that has to do with losing your voice thru cancer. princesspam2121@gmail.com

Liz Ames (SLP) from Pensacola, FL. Liz practices as a SLP at Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, FL. liz.ames@bhcpns.org

Edward Hudgeons from Albuqueque, NM. Edward was born in 1951, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2002 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Edward noted the following in the application submission: I have had you listed on my Links page for about 10 years, and while I was working on the site today, I just said I should have done it long ago. Time gets away from us and before long, we’ll, you know. I am a member of the Facebook group. However, I am not on FB all that much, so I don’t keep up with very many. Years ago, when I was having all the work done, my wife found your site quite informative and she may have struck up a friend or two. She was impressed with the amount and quality of information she obtained through your organization. So, thanks for being there. ed@handywerks.com

Lynden Larson from Hermosa, SD. Lynden noted the following in the application submission: Will undergo total laryngectomy in May of 2021. plarson428@yahoo.com