Batman’s right. You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone. You mean something. Batman’s words are at the heart of what the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) does. As the BEST community, created by, and for, brain injury survivors and their families, we believe that we all mean something. That our dreams are possible. That we can move forward in our lives, and not just move forward, but move forward and thrive. Support dreams TODAY for our community of superheroes by clicking here. Prefer to mail your gift? Click here. You’ll be glad you did. Thank
Sometimes in life, the stars just align. And before you know it, you are connected to something bigger than you ever thought imaginable. I was a journalist who worked for several locally-based military community publications. Through that work, I was honored to share the stories of veterans (including disabled veterans), active duty servicemembers, military spouses and military families. This community showed me what resiliency and empowerment was first hand. Enter the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST). Through my work at the paper, I had the chance opportunity to interview BEST multiple times, as BEST was a valuable resource for the
It wasn’t until I had been discharged from a month-long hospital stay in 2016 after experiencing a major stroke that I had even heard of the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST). For some reason I don’t really know or understand, I decided to get into a support group. The social worker at the hospital gave me a list of groups and I set out to make calls for information and choose the one I thought would work best for me. I called the first number on the list and spoke with a man named Jeff. After we spoke for just
Batman says: I wear a mask, and that mask is not to hide who I am, but to create who I am. In the brain injury community, creating who were are, what we want to be, and where we want to go, is critical to our recoveries and living the best lives possible. Support. Empowerment. Education. Knowledge. Resources. Care. Love. All those things noted above are the tools to create who we are (with a little help from our BEST friends). Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving back to organizations and causes you care about, is November 30, 2021.