As we see many newly diagnosed folks logging onto the site that are feeling a sense of anxiety, confusion, etc., I just wanted to let everyone know that if you contact the ANA office, they will send you a WTT (Willing to Talk) list of folks that volunteer time to speak on the phone to those that have questions about their diagnosis and treatment options.
I know when I first was diagnosed, I did my websearch and found the ANA homepage. I contacted the office and they sent me a package, which included the ANA WTT list. I took advantage of it and contacted a local woman who graciously gave me her good ear and shoulder as I began my investigation into "what the heck am I going to do?". I am so fortunate that she took the time and energy with me and shared a lot with me. There is also my "martini-cohort-in-crime" who was my second phone call and gawd bless her for the time/energy she gave me as well. Jane, you have such a special place in my heart and I thank you SO very much!
To contact the ANA directly for the WTT list, they can be reached as follows:
600 Peachtree Pkwy.
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-205-8211 or
1-877-200-8211 (toll free)
Fax: 770-205-0239 or
Sometimes it's easier to speak on the phone vs. trying to type what you want to say. I just wanted to share this with you all.
BTW, I am on the WTT list and if anyone needs my good ears, I'm always here for you (whether on phone, email, etc).
Hang in there all!
PhylThank you Phyl for this helpful information
! Just a reminder that The Willing to Talk Program (WTT) consists of acoustic neuroma patients who are willing to talk about their acoustic neuroma experience, providing information, encouragement and support to other acoustic neuroma patients.
The WTT list includes 50 volunteer participants covering all treatment types, various tumor sizes and representative demographics from across the US and provides contact information for each.
Please contact ANA for a complimentary packet of information whether you are an acoustic neuroma patient, family member or friend. Pre-treatment, post-treatment and watch and wait AN patients can all benefit from the support of ANA's helpful volunteers. You can submit your request via the ANA website online form at https://www.anausa.org/component/rsform/form/4-ana-contact-us?Itemid=448
ANA Support Group Coordinator