Have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend, BEST friends!
In this space I have written about things that have happened to me since my stroke, and the effects it’s had on my life. I want to deviate from writing about my TBI and talk a bit about some things I’ve realized since my stroke. It started when I was still in a hospital bed in the days following my stroke. I had an enormous number of phone calls, cards and letters from people all over the United States. Word had gotten out that I’d had a stroke and people got busy. It wasn’t remarkable that I heard from people
Making connections, sharing information and learning new things are the BEST. BEST had the opportunity to do just that recently. Organization representatives participated in an innovative informational and networking event hosted by TBINetwork and Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Washington. The TBI Panel Conference, Diagnosing, Treating, and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injuries held on May 18 on the EWU campus was comprised of a series of conversations and activities to educate students, professionals, and other relevant populations about vital topics concerning brain injury and brain injury awareness. For BEST Executive Director, Gloria Kraegel, the symposium was a moving and inspirational experience. “I was impressed with
BEST’s dynamic duo of BEST Executive Director, Gloria Kraegel and BEST Founder, Penny Condoll, are horsing around a little (literally). This BEST Superhero team of two hit the road recently to attend the TBI Panel Symposium along with BEST friends, TBINetwork and Brain Injury Radio in Spokane, Washington. With the title, Diagnosing, Treating, and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injuries, this panel intends to educate students, professionals, and relevant populations about vital topics concerning brain injury and disability, for the betterment of professional and public awareness. So, what about the horsing around part? Well, along the way, Kraegel and Condoll got to take in
BEST is pleased to announce that our BEST Health Facebook Giveaway will take place Thursday, May 18, 2017, on the BEST Facebook page. We will be featuring two special items that promote healthy living, empowerment and inspiration, thanks to BEST friend, Mia Dalene Markum-McCoy, writer, food expert, horticulturist and educator. Gift #1: Phenomenal Brain Power: From Brain Injury to Brain Awakening Mia’s book is the inspirational account of her powerful journey of regrouping after a brain injury and preparing for a new life of hope and possibility. Prepare to be inspired, as Mia chronicles her challenges and triumphs, with courage, tenacity and