Stitching It Up at Tools 4 Success

We had a great time at the Tools 4 Success Conference last week. Tools 4 Success is an annual conference for persons with disabilities that focuses on employment prep. BEST was one of the many community organizations present for the conference. Karen and Penny were terrific as they engaged with visitors to our table and (more…)

Today’s Hero is Amy Davis

Today we celebrate Amy Davis. Amy is a BEST hero because of her drive to excel and her enthusiasm for life. Amy was a junior at Weber State University when she was hospitalized for 10 days after a cheerleading accident. After her release from the hospital Amy struggled with her balance and coordination. She couldn’t (more…)

Today’s Hero is Bob Woodruff

Today we celebrate Bob Woodruff. On Jan. 29, 2006, a mere 27 days after he was tapped to succeed Peter Jennings as the co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight, Woodruff was nearly killed when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle while on assignment near Taji, Iraq. “How I survived, we still don’t know to this (more…)

Today’s Hero is Katie Griffith

Today we celebrate Katie Griffith. Katie is a BEST hero because of her enthusiasm and energy. You’ll find Katie at support groups, helping others, jumping in to help us with Project PEER, event coordination, and raising money. Today you’ll find her speaking before a crowd of passionate advocates for disability rights at the Independent Living (more…)

Brain Injury Affects Everyone

Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of an often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. Individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management and individualized services, and supports in order to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives. When someone (more…)

Today’s Hero is Tawnya Padilla

Today we celebrate Tawnya Padilla. Tawnya is a hero to all of us at BEST because of her determination and leadership. As President of our Board of Directors she demonstrates how our mission makes a difference in the lives of those with brain injury and their families. Tawnya sustained a Traumatic Brain injury while working (more…)