NTLS in the media - again!
On Nov 6th, CW33 News visited NTLS. The story, including a videoclip, can be read here (link)!
See pictures from the NTLS meeting in our blog (link)!
All videoclips can be found on our YouTube page!
The North Texas Laryngectomy Society
_This is the official website for the North Texas Laryngectomy Society, which comprises the largest membership of laryngectomy patients in North Texas.
We hold monthly meetings, with new topics every meeting. Attendance is encouraged for both new laryngectomees, seasoned laryngectomees and any interested family/friends.
The meetings are typically held on the first Friday of the month @ 2pm, at the office on Pennsylvania Ave, but refer to the website for specific dates. Also, we have various social events that will be announced on the website (see homepage for details each month). In some cases, an RSVP is required for the social events so be sure to check the website for details!
NTLS also conducts various fundraising activities throughout the year. In order for these to be successful, participation is KEY! Any and ALL help is appreciated. Information regarding these events is shared at the quarterly meetings ans can be found on the website as well.
The latest information and activities of NTLS can be found on this site as well as information regarding past and future meetings, so check in often to stay updated!
Calendar at a Glance:
Friday, February 3rd: NTLS Monthly Meeting with Boston Medical
Friday, May 5th: NTLS 2017 Annual Fundraiser @ Fort Worth Downtown Hilton. Stay tuned for details....
Recent changes in insurance and reimbursement have resulted in many cancer survivors having increased out-of-pocket expenses for their medical care and supplies. NTLS has committed to helping laryngectomy survivors obtain their much needed supplies when they are unable to do so themselves. This year, NTLS has also been able to sponsor education for both patients and clinicians who care for this population. In doing so, NTLS helps to ensure the health and well-being of these unique cancer survivors. Please help us in our mission by donating as you are able. Any donation is tax deductible and greatly appreciated!! Donate today!
2016 Annual Fundraising Dinner...What a Success!!
Thank you all in advance for you support of this year's event! It was a great success!
A special message from Katrina:
NTLS Choir Tunes Up!
The choir performed for the staff at the Pennsylvania Ave office then headed to Baylor All Saints for an afternoon of caroling that brought rounds of applause, Christmas cheer and smiles to all!
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Friday, Feb 3rd @ 2pm
Between the weather and plain winter doldrums...February meetings have had the poorest attendance in NTLS history! In an effort to improve this...we have invited Boston Medical to come and demonstrate some of the latest products available for laryngectomees. Come and see what's new and on the horizon as we also begin to discuss plans for the 2017 Annual Dinner/Auction!!
To all our generous sponsors/contributors that helped make our 2016 dinner/auction a success:
Ballard vs The Big "C"
Diabetes & Thyroid Center of Fort Worth
Center for Aesthetic Surgery
Atos Medical, Inc.
Jellystone Resort Campground
Yadro Ducic, MD
Robert Lanier, MD
Millard Tierce, MD
Fernando Garcia, MD
Matthew Cavey, MD
Mr. David Fine
Mr. & Mrs. Del Ballard
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Novacek
Jesse Smith, MD
Ricardo Cristobal, MD
Mr. Todd Grimsinger & Family
Mr. Cliff Critchett & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Medford
Mr. & Mrs. Daryl Creamer
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Defibaugh
Allison Strayer, MaryKay Cosmetics
Chef Point Cafe
NTLS would like to remember those who have passed, leaving us with great memories and warm hearts...
In tribute to Jessie Hart...
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...whose life served as a model to those of us striving to improve the quality of life of laryngectomees everywhere
And in tribute to those NTLS members whose smile and laughter will live forever in our hearts
A personal message from Katrina
Mr. Medford will always be very special to NTLS. He served as President for the past several years and is the "Cover Boy" for The Modern Laryngectomy. His spirit through life will serve as a model and inspiration for laryngectomees going forward. As a patient, he experienced various trials and difficulties following his laryngectomy. At times, his functional success required blind faith and trust in me as he presented unique challenges. This allowed me to pioneer new methods and techniques that will serve to help laryngectomy survivors in the future. His faith in my mission to improve the lives of laryngectomees served as a great inspiration in all my work and effort in this regard. Although I may not see his bright smile as he hugs me anymore, he will always live in my heart and work. I will be forever thankful and grateful for his infallible support.
As you know, all my patients are very special to me in their own way. There is not a single laryngeactomee who has not added to my understanding and development. Survivorship is not always an easy road and we always will miss these smiling faces:
* John Aguilar