BEST Annual Membership/Board Slated for Saturday, October 17th

  Your input sought! The Annual Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) Membership and Board of Directors Meeting is taking place this Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Our BEST Space in University Place, Washington from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Join other BESTies in sharing your thoughts, ideas and input on all things BEST.  We’ll also tell (more…)

Our BEST Stories: Tawnya Padilla, The Journey Forward (A Three Part Blog Series)

The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) loves personal stories.

In fact, so much so, that we have developed an ongoing blog series called “Our BEST Stories;” these stories highlight the people of BEST and their personal journeys going forward from brain injury.

Because it’s Brain Injury Awareness Month, we have an extra special story. BEST team member, Tawnya Padilla, sat down with us and talked about her journey. Padilla gave an open, honest and raw portrayal that touches the heart, soul and mind.

We decided to break up this story into three parts that will post over three consecutive days, beginning today.

Here is part one of series.

Emergence and the Journey Forward

Padilla at work and play! Courtesy photos
Padilla at work and play! Courtesy photos

Tawnya Padilla is making a difference in many profound and beautiful ways.

Padilla is the Board President for the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) and a leader and advocate in the brain injury community. She is a loving and caring friend and supporter of fellow BEST team members and their families. She is a devoted and loving wife and mother. Padilla owns and operates two local businesses and adores and cares for her business clients like family.  She is a good friend to many, including being an understanding friend to herself, too.

And while she has always had a lifelong passion about making a difference in the lives of others, whether it is through her many life roles or with her warm and kind personality, that passion has become even deeper.

For the last seven years, Padilla has moved forward from a brain injury she received in an accident in 2008. It hasn’t always been easy; she’s had to really challenge herself and some days are tougher than others.

Yet, she’s determined to live her BEST life possible, with her “BESTies,” friends and family by her side, and she by theirs.

Board of Directors Meeting Announcement

The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held at 10am on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID. TACID is located at 6315 S 19th Street, Tacoma WA 98466. Please note that the date is subject to change at the Board’s discretion and post updates here if (more…)