(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1847]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      A TRIBUTE TO LORRAINE CANCRO


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS-

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute and to honor 
Lorraine C. Cancro for her outstanding work with Veterans in my 
Brooklyn District.
  Ms. Cancro has been working with returning veterans for most of her 
professional career--gaining a specialization as a clinician in 
treatment of returning veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury, 
TBI, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. In this capacity Ms. 
Cancro has served many in her community that deal with this very 
serious disorder.
  When Ms. Cancro is not dealing with individuals directly she 
contributes as a mental health editor for Exceptional Parent Magazine, 
writing articles on topics that include returning veterans who suffer 
from TBI and PTSD, and chronic pain among other disorders. These 
articles furthered her efforts to spread awareness of psychiatric 
disorders which impact the general population as well.
  Ms. Cancro also serves as Director of the Global Stress Initiative, 
GSI, an affiliate of the International Committee against Mental 
Illness, ICAMI. Together with Emmy Awarding wining Anchor Rita Cosby, 
they have launched the American Heroes Tour, which is a fundraising arm 
of the GSI. The Tour will visit Major League Ballparks throughout the 
country and offer veterans, first responders, and their families' 
acknowledgement for their heroic efforts to preserve our freedom.
  In response to those who suffer from PTSD, Ms. Cancro along with her 
colleagues spearheaded cutting edge research and treatment for TBI and 
PTSD. The tour culminated at the 11th Annual World Congress on 
Disabilities in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 23rd and 24th, 
2011. At last year's event in Dallas, Rita Cosby emceed the event and 
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the 
keynote speaker.
  Ms. Cancro has a specialty in Journalistic advocacy and development 
of mental health programs for research and treatment. She is a member 
of the International Committee Against Mental Illness (ICAMI)--
Association for Stress Disorders, The David Lynch Foundation's 
Operation Warrior Wellness, Autism Speaks and Fountain House, Mental 
Health Advocacy.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Ms. Lorraine Cancro for her 
contribution to the education and awareness of veterans suffering from 
the various disorders service can create.