Our BEST Superhero the Month for February 2020 has had a lifelong passion for service and giving back to the community in many ways.
Most notably though, his longtime support and service to the veteran community has been the driving force behind that passion to help others.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is honored to announce that Pat Steel is our BEST Superhero of the Month.
Pat, a veteran himself, began working with Heroes to Hometown (H2H) in Pierce County in Washington State in 2005. H2H was created by the Department of Defense in 2005 to enable and assist communities in developing programs to support military veterans and their families when the veterans were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat has been a strong advocate and supporter of local area veterans, active duty servicemembers and their families for 15 years.
Our superhero has also been superhero to BEST. He’s been a longtime supporter and donor for the organization.
Here’s what Steel’s nominator had to say about him:
Pat has been a long-time friend to BEST and also a donor over the years. His commitment to veterans and active duty military personnel is unmatched in our community. As the driving force behind Heroes to Hometown, Pat’s passion for community networks is evident every time he connects agencies and people to meet the needs of service members.
BEST thanks to Pat for all of his love and support for the military community and the brain injury community.
Have a real-life superhero in your life, too? Nominate them by clicking here.
Superheroes come in all forms.
Sometimes, they are even covered in fur.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is honored and excited to announce our first ever canine BEST Superhero of the Month recipient.
Meet Charlie, our first BEST Superhero of the Month for 2020!
Charlie, the chihuahua and mini greyhound mix, belongs to another BEST Superhero, Jennifer Adams.
First, we’ll share what Charlie’s nominator had to say about her, and next, we’ll share a special mini Q & A with Jennifer about her beloved pup.
Enjoy this doggone good news story of love, friendship and support.
Unconditional love. Joyous. Nurturing. Support. A purpose.
These are just some of the ways this real-life superhero is described. Better? This superhero is in canine form!
Charlie, chihuahua and mini greyhound mix, came into BESTie and brain injury survivor, Jennifer Adam’s life five years ago. Since that time, Charlie has become a loving family member and a healing salve for Jennifer.
To hear Jennifer speak of Charlie, and how Charlie provides her with emotional support, love, care and giving her a purpose each and every day, is heartwarming, awe-inspiring and just shows how our animals can truly be our very own superheroes, especially when we need them most.
So honored to nominate this beautiful fur superhero for the BEST Superhero of the Month to celebrate our support animals and furry BEST friends.
Q & A with Jennifer Adams
If you found your way to this post, the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) would like to offer you a superhero welcome!
If you are new to BEST, an extra super welcome!
You are in the right place to find information, inspiration, education, and resources about traumatic brain injury, right here on our website.
For our new BEST friends, BEST is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2008. BEST provides support, resources, education and more to adult brain injury survivors, their caregivers and their families.
BEST distinguishes itself from other brain injury organizations in that the leadership, services, and programs are built by and for individuals with brain injury and their families. We refer to our community as real-life superheroes are changing the world for the better.
We offer support groups throughout Washington State; Our BEST Space, an activities, education and event center in University Place, Washington; online support, education and activities; and conferences, symposiums, retreats and social activities in Washington State.
The real-life superheroes of the BEST Community answer that question with action, each and every day. Whether it is providing peer support, mentoring, sharing, caring, inspiring and giving each other a hand up, BESTies, volunteers, team members, community partners, and generous donors make a difference.