Welcome to the BEST Shopping site.
This site is the result of the dreams, hard work, and creativity of individuals with brain injury. Part of the proceeds of your purchases help our talented artists and creators of products you find here. Part of the proceeds help BEST continue its programming in support of the brain injury community. And a very small part of what you spend here goes to keeping this website running.
Why does this website matter? Because a brain injury dramatically impacts both an individual and their family. Whether it’s for the short term or for a lifetime a brain injury changes our lives in both visible and invisible ways. Signs often include emotional, behavioral, physical, cognitive and social dysfunction. Even those who get the best medical care and therapy after an incident are often confused and frustrated about how to create strategies to do more than just survive. To learn more about BEST visit http://brainenergysupportteam.org.
Life’s journey is often difficult. It’s even more difficult with a brain injury. The facts are
- Approximately 2 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year.
- Of those 2 million, between 80,000 and 90,000 wind up with additional disabilities
- Over 3 million people who have had a TBI are currently living with the effects of resulting physical and cognitive challenges.
Chances are someone you know has had a brain injury and we know supporting them is important to you.
BEST provides peer support, education, and tools & strategies for individuals and families to make sense out of a significantly altered life. This part of the our work helps to support out programming, engage our community in creative revenue producing activities, and an opportunity to showcase just how fabulous our superheroes truly are.
We hope you visit often and spend generously. If you like, you can also become a member of BEST (https://www.brainenergysupportteam.org/memberships/)
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is a Washington-based 501c3 nonprofit organization. We were founded in 2008 to be a voice of change for those with brain injury. Our organization distinguishes itself from other brain injury organizations in that the leadership, services, and programs are built by and for individuals with brain injury and their families.