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Greenwich Based Stand For The Troops Holds Roundtable, Warriors Ball

Veterans will be front and center at two SFTT Rescue Coalition events Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Stamford.
Veterans will be front and center at two SFTT Rescue Coalition events Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Stamford. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – Veterans will be front and center at two Stand For The Troops (SFTT) Rescue Coalition events Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Stamford.

A Post Traumatic Stress roundtable on new and emerging therapies will be held at 5 p.m. Greenwich based SFTT and its PTSD Rescue Coalition Medical Advisory Task Force will discuss new research and emerging treatments and therapies for veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and/or dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The panel includes:

  • State Sen. Carlo Leone of Stamford
  • Dr. Henry Grayson of Westport, the founder and chair emeritus of the National Institute for Psychotherapies.
  • Dr. Yuval Neria of Columbia University – computer based behavior modification
  • Patrick T. Doyle of HealthLight – light therapy for treating PTSD and TBI
  • Dr. William Duncan – hyperbaric oxygen treatment aka HBOT for TBI injuries
  • Dr. Robert D. Silvetz – magnetic resonance therapy for PTSD

Major Ben Richards, retired U.S. Army veteran will also attend. The West Point grad was awarded a purple heart in 2014 for TBI and PTSD.

At 7 p.m., the Warriors Ball will salute local unsung warriors. At 7:30, 16 area men and women - veterans and reservists from the Army, Navy, Marines and National Guard will be honored for putting their lives on hold and at risk to protect our way of life. Also during the event, Doyle will present Dr. Duncan with two HealthLights he can use to ultimately treat some 1,000 veterans with the noninvasive therapy.

Tickets are $75 per person and $140 per couple, and includes dinner by Michael Powers Catering and beer, wine and soda. Click here to purchase tickets .

SFTT is a nonprofit foundation committed to safeguard the physical, mental and emotional well-being of America’s serving and returning frontline troops and veterans. Since 1998, SFTT has worked to ensure troops have the best available personal combat gear to make it home alive in sound body and mind.

The Knights of Columbus is located at 507 Shippan Ave., Stamford.

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