Today we celebrate Katie Griffith. Katie is a BEST hero because of her enthusiasm and energy. You’ll find Katie at support groups, helping others, jumping in to help us with Project PEER, event coordination, and raising money. Today you’ll find her speaking before a crowd of passionate advocates for disability rights at the Independent Living Day rally on the capital steps in Olympia WA.
Katie was 18 when she was in car accident that changed her life forever. She says that by not having access to appropriate education, resources, and support or transportation she was set up for a life of dependency on a system that is not kind to those with hidden disabilities.
She told us, “I’ve made it my personal mission to help bridge the gaps by putting a hospital team together to connect with people that need them. My goal is to make sure people know there is help out there before they leave the hospital. Just like Google maps, our journeys may need new paths and alternate routs to reach our destination of living independently with opportunities we all equally deserve.”
6 March 2013 Update…
Here’s Katie’s speech at the Independent Living Rally in Olympia WA.
This series will run throughout March so email us with information about your hero (admin at brainenergysupportteam.org) and we just might publish your story here and on our Facebook page.