We needed superheroes, so we became them.💚 Paying tribute to our fellow real-life superheroes of the brain injury community around the world. 🌍
There are superheroes among us and we want to hear about them!
Do you know a survivor, caregiver or community supporter who is putting the power in personal empowerment? Soaring to new heights? Doing cool things? Bringing superhero-size support to the brain injury community?
Nominate your superhero for the BEST Superhero of the Month for some superhero team recognition. If your nominee is selected he/she will receive the following:
- A BEST Superhero of the Month certificate of appreciation.
- Public recognition on the BEST website blog, social media and e-newsletter.
Nominating your superhero is easy. Simply email BEST Communications Manager Kim Thompson at email@example.com and tell BEST why you think your nominee should be the BEST Superhero of the Month. Please note in your subject line: BEST Superhero.
Don’t worry—you don’t have to write some lengthy or fancy essay. Just a few words about what makes your superhero special and make sure to add your contact information and contact information of the superhero you are nominating.
Or you can fill out the form here. Either way we look forward to hearing from you!
Our BEST Superhero of the Month for June 2018 has taken her experiences and turned them into a powerful mission of helping and supporting fellow superheroes.
BEST wishes and congratulations to Gindy Z. Rosa, our latest BEST Superhero!
Rosa’s sister nominated her and her words tell the story best.
I’d like to nominate my sister, Gindy Z. Rosa, who is both a severe
traumatic brain injury survivor and car crash survivor caused by a
drunk driver’s negligence! It’ll be 4 years this August since her
life took an unimaginable turn for the worst! Since the moment that
she became coherent enough to understand the extent of her injuries,
she’s been actively seeking different treatment options in hopes of
improving her quality of life! She’s a fighter, blogger and even
started a Instagram page dedicated to help, support and encourage
other survivors as well as caregivers! She’s truly an inspiration to
many! I’m very proud of the strength she’s demonstrated even
during her darkest moments!
At BEST, we couldn’t agree more! Many thanks to Gindy Z. Rosa for all that she does for the brain injury community and beyond.
Have a superhero in your life? Nominate them today by clicking here!
News: Superheroes Unite November 27, 2018
The Mission: To give back and give a hand up to the superheroes of the brain injury community.
It’s never too early to get superhero-ready for giving back.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is pleased to announce our participation in Giving Tuesday 2018.
What is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is held on the last Tuesday of November and is an international day of giving back. This year, Giving Tuesday will be held on November 27, 2018.
In 2017, BEST was honored to be a chosen as a feature story on the Giving Tuesday website. We had the unique opportunity to share our superhero mission and vision of empowerment for the brain injury community with the entire world!
This year, we are eager and absolutely thrilled to share the powerful and energizing stories of BEST superheroes, their caregivers and their families.
It is those superheroes who have taken control of their recoveries, their treatments and their lives. Not only do these empowered superheroes strive to live their best lives possible, they are also at the ready to support and give a hand up to fellow superheroes on their journey forward, too.
Stay tuned to this space for more special announcements to come.
We believe there are real-life superheroes among us and we want to know about it!
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) has monthly program to honor, recognize and celebrate the superheroes of the brain injury community. Check out the details by clicking HERE and nominate your superhero today!
Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week, a week dedicated to honoring and celebrating the contributions of volunteers throughout the nation?
At BEST, we appreciate, honor and celebrate our BEST volunteers this week and every week for all of their help and support.
Since 2008, volunteer teams of extraordinary BEST superheroes have come to together to change the face of brain injury forever. Through empowerment, hard work, and mutual support, together, we’ve turned brain injury into brain energy.
Thank you, superheroes, for all that you’ve done to offer a hand up to fellow superheroes throughout the brain injury community and beyond.
YOU are making the difference today and tomorrow.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is pleased to announce the expansion of Our BEST Space in University Place, Washington. While BEST remains in the same building as before, we have relocated to the ground floor in suite 1H. This facility continues to offer a safe, comfortable and fun environment for brain injury survivors and their families; however, our new expanded space boasts ample meeting, activity and event spaces along with increased accessibility.
BEST Director and Support Group Coach Jeff Hartson loves the fresh vision and mission of the Space.
“This gives us an opportunity to do the things we already do better and more comfortably. It also gives us greater visibility in the community as a resource and a good place to learn new things, meet with friends, and grow. We can do Moving On easier, have support group meetings even while other things are happening. It’s a good move for us.”
Diane Rasch, BEST Gratitude Specialist appreciates the new space for special events and activities.
“To me, it allows us more space so we can do special things like we did with the Valentine Gratitude Party. It was so much fun to have people doing different activities in different areas and not feel crowded,”says Rasch.
Please stop by for an activity or just to visit. We’d love to have you come by and take a tour! Please click here to see our activity calendar and hours.
Our address is 2607 Bridgeport Way W., Suite 1H, University Place, Washington, 98466. For directions, click here.
BEST also cordially invites you to join us for one of our activities at Our BEST Space. Here’s a menu of our current offerings:
Soup Group: Healthy food, snacks and nutrition information and discussion are at the heart of this activity. Dine, learn and and enjoy the company of others. All food and materials are included and there is no charge to attend.
Creative Crafts Class: Join Diane for an exploration of your creative talents. Each month is a new craft idea. From Birthday cards to Valentine gifts, magnificent magnets to surprising superhero items, we do it all. All materials are included and there is no charge to attend.
Games: Enjoy a variety of fun games in a casual, friendly environment with a great group of folks. All materials included and there’s no charge to attend.
Wii Bowl: Do you love the sound of pins crashing when you roll a strike, but being at at a bowling alley is overwhelming? Then join us for fun on our Wii bowling lane. Enjoy bowling your BEST with friends in a low sensory space. There is no charge to attend.
For dates and times for these activities, please click here to see the activity calendar.
Now, get ready for a special sneak preview!
Our BEST Space will be the site of our one-of-kind Superhero Shop to meet all of your superhero needs! Even better: all sales benefit the superheroes participating in the programs of BEST. Stay tuned for information on our shop’s grand opening!
2018 is a special year for BEST. We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary of building superheroes! Help us celebrate all year long at Our BEST Space, the upcoming Superhero Shop and here online. All are welcome!