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, June 3rd: NTLS Monthly Meeting
Saturday, May 21st: Atos Medical Provox Course @ THCThursday-Saturday, June 16-18: 1st Annual Clinical Laryngectomy Conference @ MD Anderson, Houston
Tuesday June 28th: NTLS Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser
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!
2015 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!
More pictures in the Blog (link)
Upcoming Meetings and Events
May Monthly Meeting
Friday, June 3rd @ 2 pm
at the office on Pennsylvania Ave
Come join us as we finalize plans for exciting events in June!
This meeting will have Katrina discussing the BUSY month ahead for NTLS! and WE NEED YOU!! In addition to our annual fundraising dinner/auction, we have the Provox course and the Laryngectomee conference in Houston! These are fantastic events for both seasoned and newer laryngectomees/families to participate in. Katrina will be discussing details, scholarships and other incentives available to participants for these events. We look forward to seeing you all there!
To all our generous sponsors/contributors that helped make our 2015 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
Mr. & Mrs. Pat LeClaire
Allison Strayer, MaryKay Cosmetics
Chef Point Cafe
Mr. Joe Guerrero, Sundance Hairstylist
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
* John Aguilar