Erin Thompson is an artist with a purpose.
She loves to share her work with the community to raise awareness; at the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), we’ve been honored to be a big part of Erin’s art and efforts.
The artist, who is also a family member of a brain injury survivor, has been volunteering her time and talents with BEST for years.
And she’s only 18 years old.
BEST is delighted and honored to announce that Erin Thompson has been named our BEST Superhero of the Month for December 2019.
Here’s what her nominator had to say about her:
Since she was in junior high school, Erin has been contributing her time, energy and artistic talents as a BEST volunteer.
Erin has been a longtime artist, and has provided BEST with lots of original art used in social media posts, blog posts, and for special events. Erin has assisted the BEST Communications Manager with consulting for Instagram and for other social media endeavors.
Erin has also assisted as needed for special community events. Her biggest contribution to event work for BEST, was not only to contribute original artwork to the Tacoma Art Museum Local Community Art Installation, BEST’s “Superhero” show running from October 16, 2019 through December 26, 2019, she provided valuable assistance in setting up for the show and opening night reception.
Currently a college freshman at the University of Washington in Tacoma, Erin is studying business marketing and continues to create art. She is passionate about supporting BEST and the Washington State brain injury community, and will continue her contributions.
Thank you Erin for all of your contributions to BEST! You are super!
We are now accepting nominations for 2020! Nominate your real-life superhero today by clicking here.
Spent a great morning at the Tacoma Art Museum with fellow superheroes 🦸♀️ on Saturday, December 21, 2019!
Our BEST thanks, love ❤️ and hugs to Heath and Renee (of collidedscopes.com), artist, author and instructor, Renne Emiko Brock, artist and BEST volunteer, Erin T., and Shane N. for hanging out and just being SUPER! Catch our community art installation “Superhero “ before it takes flight! Last day to view is December 26th! ❤️🦸♀️
The Brain Injury Community Support Group in Spokane, Washington, created a memorable evening of celebration and giving thanks.
Utilizing the culinary talents of Holly Blomquist-Worley and Marysa Rogozynski, these two women prepared a Thanksgiving feast for support group members to savor and enjoy.
Held at the Multicare Valley Hospital on the evening of November 25th, BESTies enjoyed each other’s company, some delicious food, and had the opportunity to give thanks.
Judging by the smiles and this delightful meal in the pictures, a good time (and full bellies!) were had by all.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) has just witnessed the most beautiful art of sharing and caring.
Thank you for helping to support the empowerment artists of the brain injury community and their families.
With your generous help, you are providing the support for more learning materials and educational opportunities to tap into creative tools, resources and strategies for brain injury survivors to live the BEST lives possible after brain injury.
You put the “giving” in Giving Tuesday yesterday, the international day of giving back to causes that make a difference in the lives of others.
Click here to contribute on our fast and secure donation page.
Donations of any amount are welcomed and greatly appreciated.
As we reflect on 2019, the art of living our BEST lives possible in beautiful color and texture was evident.
Through our large support group network in Washington State; Our BEST Space activities, educational opportunities and events; widely attended educational symposiums; the Washington State TBI Conference; Brain Injury Awareness Month; camping; picnics; barbecues; the Tacoma Art Museum, TAM Local Community Art Installation: “Superhero” show featuring BEST artists; Second Life online support and activities; and BEST community outreach, the art of sharing our care and supporting each other was nothing short of magical.
Looking forward to the new brushstrokes of 2020. Thanks for making 2019 so special.