Hello & Welcome to BEST!
As Executive Director of the Brain Energy Support Team I have learned so much from our community over the years. Everyone who has contributed to our support groups, written articles for our blog and newsletter, and shared their lives holds a special place in my heart.
So, at this time, when a virus as potent as the COVID-19 Coronavirus is running rampant across borders, economic groups, social groups, and ages I ask everyone to keep in mind just how vulnerable our community is.
We have taken precautions to protect our team, facilitators, program and support group participants by working under the guidelines of the Washington Department of Social and Human Services (DSHS), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect our community as best we can. We ask that everyone to do the same. Our COVID-19 page provides current updates and valuable resource links to keep you informed through this difficult time.
In the meantime, while we are all home for the duration, BEST has a variety of online activities to engage the entire family. If you are a member of a WA State brain injury support group call your facilitator to find out what online activities your group might be hosting.
Share your stories with us by sending an email to email@example.com, joining the conversation on Facebook or LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
Join the virtual BEST group in Second Life and enjoy the richness of social connections without physical closeness during this potentially isolating time. Flo Betterman, our Second Life BEST avatar, can offer help, tips, and guidance to get the most from your virtual world experience. Send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am proud to work with this organization. Our staff and volunteers are committed to working, learning and being together as a team; as family. Together, we strive to create the BEST lives possible and are changing the conversation from brain injury as a disability to brain energy, health, and well-being.
Stay healthy, safe, and happy
G Kraegel, Executive Director
30 March 2020