Another day of superheroes, support, empowerment and awareness at the 2016 WA State TBI Conference in Seattle, Washington.
First, for those who may have missed our day one recap on this blog, you can check it out and see more photos by clicking, here.
Day 2 kicked off with superheroes getting fueled with breakfast and conversation.
Many survivors, their caregivers and families were talking about taking advantage of learning about yoga practice and perhaps getting a relaxing massage. For those who participated in both opportunities yesterday, these activities were definitely a positive experience!
This morning, David Grant, founder of TBI Hope & Inspiration and TBI Hope & Inspiration Magazine, writer and book author, presenter and BEST Board member, shared his powerful and inspirational journey to a packed audience. David’s moving words touched the hearts and minds of all those in attendance. He shared the “real world” experience of post-injury, recovery and hope for the future, with humor, emotion, grace and passion.
More breakout sessions and workshop opportunities continued that focused on providing information, resources, support and continued conversations for survivors, caregivers, family members, veterans and active duty military and teens/young adults.
The exhibition hall was bustling with folks throughout the entire session.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) would like to thank event organizers and participants for a terrific experience! You all are the BEST! We so enjoyed being a part of something very special.
Day one of the 2016 WA State TBI Conference in Seattle, “Living and Thriving Through Self-Advocacy,” is in the books. What a day it was!
The superheroes of the brain injury community donned their capes and converged in Seattle this morning.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) had the opportunity to chat with old friends and make new friends, too! Even furry friends joined the teams of superheroes today!
Our day was spent sharing resources, opportunities, learning new things and having conversation with many terrific people.
Workshops, presentations and exhibits showcased support, resources and so much more for survivors, caregivers and families. Survivors returning to work, support for caregivers, adaptive technology and yoga were just some of the many topics we explored during our day.
A special treat was chatting with TBI Hope and Inspiration Founder, writer and BEST board member, David Grant, who was on hand to share inspiration himself! David will be one of the special guest presenters tomorrow morning.
Looking forward to tomorrow!
BEST wishes, super friends! Until then!
Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week, a week dedicated to honoring and celebrating the contributions of volunteers throughout the nation?
At BEST, we appreciate, honor and celebrate our BEST volunteers this week and every week for all of their help and support.
Since 2008, volunteer teams of extraordinary BEST superheroes have come to together to change the face of brain injury forever. Through empowerment, hard work, and mutual support, together, we’ve turned brain injury into brain energy.
Thank you, superheroes, for all that you’ve done to offer a hand up to fellow superheroes throughout the brain injury community and beyond.