PURPOSE


Our primary purpose is to provide practical and educational information and support by way of the Internet to laryngectomees and to all persons diagnosed with or treated for cancer that affects the larynx or those who have suffered damage to the vocal cords. We include caregivers in our membership. Support is directed toward creating understanding, providing educational opportunities and rehabilitation assistance. Through contact with other patients, caregivers and medical personnel, we offer the opportunity to learn.

 

Website map

 

This is an easy site to use but we hope the website map will make it easier to find the information you need and to get there in a hurry. Our Navigation Bar is across the top of every page with eight titles, which go straight to that department or you can scroll down to find a link to the webpage you are looking for.
We drew our Website Map, following the horizontal menu across the website page.

 

HOME PAGE - on our Navigation bar

 

Through our Home Page, you may connect with any part of the website.

Check our Members Area | How to Join to join email lists. (top right on page)
Find direct links to Newsletters and a Search Engine for the site. (bottom right)
 

Home - Welcome to WebWhispers

Members Area - Requires ID and Password
   
How to JOIN
    Application to Join
    Update your information
Newsletter - Whispers on the Web
Newsletter - HeadLines

Search WW Site

 

ABOUT US - on Our Navigation Bar

 

ABOUT US

 

Website Map -    YOU ARE HERE

 

Administration
    Bylaws
    Administative Notices
    Semi-Annual Reports

 

History

 

Founder - "Dutch" Helms

 

Elections

Awards
    Casey-Cooper Award
    Laryngectomee of the Year
    Certificates & Grants
In Memoriam

Current Notices

 

LIBRARY - On Our Navigation Bar

 

Our Information Library is always growing in advice, links, graphics and reading material. We cover 'what to do before laryngectomy' through 'learning to talk again' or from serious studying to learning what some of our common words mean and you can laugh with us at special 'laryngectomee humor'.

 

LIBRARY

 

General Information - Introduction
     Facts and Figures
     Acronyms and Definitions
     What is Larynx Cancer (Links)
     Free for the Asking
     Meetings

     SLP Information

Common Concerns
     SS
     VA
     Medicare
     Medigap
     Medicaid
     Drugs
     Other Choices
     Computer/Internet
     Volunteerism - General
     Volunteerism - Anti-Tobacco/Smoking

Laryngectomy
     Before Laryngectomy
     Laryngectomy Surgery
     Post Laryngectomy

Other Treatments
     Radiation
     Chemotherapy
     Side Effects
     New and Experimental Treatments
     Scans and Tests

Stoma Care
     Stoma Care - Basics
     Stoma Care - Do's & Don'ts
     Stoma Care - Equipment
     HME (Heat/Moisture Exchange)
     Stoma Covers and Patterns
     After Care - Mucus Problems

Possible Problems
    Acid Reflux
    Dry Mouth - Xerostomia 

    Dental Issues

    Hypothyroidism

    Dental Issues

    Depression

    Hypothyroidism

    Lymphedema

    Neck and Shoulder Dysfunction

    Pain Management

    Peg Tube

    Recurrent Disease

    Second Primaries

    Stroke and Vascular Problems Related to Head Neck Radiation

    Swallowing

        Yeast

 

Talking Again
     Recommended Reading
     Electrolarynx
     Esophageal Speech
     TEP/Prosthesis
     Text to Speech Apps
     Hands-Free Devices
     Alternative Communications

    Speech Difficulties

How We Live
     Travel - Near and Far
     Keep Active
     Swimming
     Everyday Living
     Jobs
     Pets
     Safety
     Local Support Groups
     Laryngectomee Humor
     Miscellaneous Hints
 
Food-Nutrition-Recipes
     Books and Articles
     Drinks and Liquid Foods
     Soups
     Soft Foods
     Crock-Pot Comments/Recipes
     Tasty Favorites
     Lary Kitchen
     Salads
     Desserts
     Eating Problems
     Hints and Links
 
Caregivers

 

ACTIVITIES - On Our Navigation Bar

 

We offer a chance for "face to face" meetings twice a year:
The International Association of Laryngectomees Annual Meeting and Voice Institute, where our WW annual awards dinner is also held.
WebWhispers also sponsors a yearly cruise for those who would like to join us. Photos and Youtube videos are available for your viewing on our Cruise Pages
 

ACTIVITIES

Everyday Activities

WW at the IAL

WW Annual Dinner

WW Cruises

Past WW Dinners

 

SERVICES - On Our Navigation Bar

 

WebWhispers brochures are available for handout. Please order by email and we send out free to help people find us.
We have a loan closet for our members who need ELs on temporary basis.

 

SERVICES


Free Brochures


WW Pins and Patches


Local Club List

Voice Institute Scholarships

Loan Closet for Members

Webbies Workshops


SUPPLIERS - On Our Navigation Bar

 

These are the suppliers of laryngectomee items in a listing, telling what their basic products are for us. They are mostly members of WebWhispers and supporters of our site via donations. Check them out first and ask for catalogs.

SUPPLIERS Listing

DONATIONS - On Our Navigation Bar

 

Our website is here today because of the generosity of our members and the non-members who contribute to keep us going. Our email lists would not operate without the donations to pay for the services. We are volunteers so every dollar is poured back into our services.

 

DONATIONS

Mail your Donation

Online Donations

 

eBay Giving Works

Special Contributions

In Honor/Memory of:


Sustaining Members


Previous Years

CONTACT US - On Our Navigation Bar

 

CONTACT US

On this page, you will find Officers & Staff with Photos and Email Contact
Departmental Email Addresses
Administrative Mailing Address

DISCLAIMER:

 

The information offered via WebWhispers in any form is not intended as a substitute for professional medical help or advice but is to be used only as an aid in understanding current medical knowledge. A physician should always be consulted for any health problem or medical condition. The statements, comments, and/or opinions expressed in the Library or in articles in Whispers on the Web are those of the authors only and are not to be construed as those of the WebWhispers management, its general membership, or our staff.

 

Remember all of these pages may be reached through the links in the horizontal red navigation bar across the top of this and almost every page on the website.