Lary's Speakeasy Leadership
Sherry Martin had her 1st round of cancer in 2005. In 2006, she was treated with radiation and Amiphostine injections. She worked during her treatments and until 2009 in printing management, which was her passion for 28 years. In late 2012, cancer was back, this time in her larynx. Sherry had a laryngectomy in March of 2013. In her research on larys, she found her new passion. Sherry enjoys helping other larys with their new normal. She is an active member of the local Speech Our Way Club in Germantown, TN. Sherry enjoys spending time with her big family; a husband, 5 children, 10 grandchildren (2 on the way), and 3 great grandchildren. There is life after cancer!
I am a lifelong resident of the state of Maryland. I’m married to my beautiful wife Robin, whom I met in high school over 49 years ago. I underwent a Total Laryngectomy in February 2019 and my Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis (TEP) placement in September 2019.
I own, and still actively work managing a wholesale food brokerage business.
I'm a current or former board member of; The Governor's Board of Telecommunication Relay (Maryland), The Laryngectomee Club of Montgomery County Maryland (LCMC), The International Association of Laryngectomees and WebWhispers. Additionally, I’m a mentor for Imerman Angels Cancer Support Group.
Previously, I was licensed in Real Estate, and held the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD) Series 7, Series 63 and Series 65 securities licenses.
Because of the early help and ongoing mentoring that I received from many of the wonderful members of the Laryngectomee community, I have been instilled with a heartfelt desire to assist other Laryngectomees or family members in any way that I can. I continually welcome the opportunity to meet with new patients, family members, Speech Pathologists and others, and to be a staunch advocate in the Laryngectomee community. I have met with many new laryngectomees, pre or post operatively and always find it to be a very rewarding experience.