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Brain Energy Support Team


Brain Energy Support Team

Provide support, advocacy, public awareness, education & socialization opportunities to individuals with a brain injury & their families.

Location: Tacoma WA
Members: 32
Latest Activity: Aug 27, 2015

Brain Energy Support Team

The Brain Energy Support Team is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2008. The mission of BEST is to provide support, advocacy, public awareness, education, and socialization opportunities to individuals with a brain injury and their families. BEST 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.

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Medical field dysfunctionalism 1 Reply

I was fortunate to have had my TBI in the seventies when doctors stuck to their Hippocratic oaths alot more. Now it seems as if they are all out for the money pushing as many prescriptions as…Continue

Started by John Spencer. Last reply by BARB GEORGE Jul 20, 2011.

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Comment by G Ronnie Kraegel on February 22, 2015 at 7:47pm

Hi everyone. What other great groups on TBISN would you recommend to a newbie such as myself? Thanks

Comment by Glen Brist on May 3, 2014 at 11:10am
It's been seven years since my injury, I feel that our brain continues to grow and adapt , just as a young child learns and grows. I urge every one to look upward and forward, with a positive approach.
Comment by sam on January 29, 2014 at 1:27pm

hi, kerry

It's been awhile since I check-in here with my very first support group. I am also a tbi survivor. I can relate like everyone's here. I think is best to write how you feel and let your emotion out. It is very brave of you, Kerry. very brave. I think medication is not dependable. or if you do. make sure to exercise!!! I know it wouldn't be easy on the first day, forwards. give everything you have to get that spark and preserver through. each day will get better...

- hit and run (walking). month and a half GCS #3 - Sam 

Comment by Kerry Mischka on January 29, 2014 at 12:24pm

So tired of being sick and tired....severe TBI survivor from 1997.  Getting older and they are still trying to find out what's going on....gained 15lbs. out of the blue at 44yrs of age and my Dr. tells me that my hormones are very low, especially the ones produced by the frontal lobe....anyone heard of that?  My motivation is nil and all they want to do is give me anti depressants....I have already been down that road and although it works, none of the generics one work for me and I cannot afford the brand none of my clothes fit....TOTALLY FRUSTRATED AND SICK OF THIS LIFE!

Comment by Jeff Hartson on February 26, 2013 at 12:34pm


I have been a TBI survivor for over 10 years now. I am so excited in the changes and new ideas coming up for TBI survivors. For me the "Bionic Brain is one of them.

Comment by Rodney Barnes on July 6, 2011 at 9:53am

Hi everyone:

I am a survivor of a major Traumatic Brain Injury, coma, and eventually relearning everything over again at 21 years old... 17 yrs after my accident, I wrote and published a book about my life from birth to early adult, accident to recovery, and moving forward to this point in my life........ The book is called, "My Miracle" and you can see it on But, you can also check out the website and join in on discussions.... Well, take care, be safe, and have a wonderful day. Rodney


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Latest Activity

TBI Survivors Network updated an event


July 16, 2018 at 10pm to July 22, 2018 at 7pm
Jul 11
TBI Survivors Network updated an event

Brain Club Books For All at Barnes and Nobels North Town Mall

August 4, 2018 at 2:30pm to February 3, 2019 at 4pm
Join in the brain book club, each month everyone will decide on a new book and talk about the book we just read, discuss what it meant to each and find the hidden things that all books have, its fun healthy and you know what they say if you dont use…See More
Jul 11
Joe Martin posted a status
Jul 7
john left a comment for Mark Duffy
"WoW, I use to chat in here, but they messed it up and there is no more ‘group meeting’. Ok so I finally managed to find the list, and I saw your name so I clicked on it. I’m wondering now if you will answer, are you a Brain Injury…"
Jun 26
john posted a status
"Nah, I MEANT ago say that I MIGHT attend the event. I am but a poor survivor with very tiny income. Please understand that"
Jun 19
john is attending TBI Survivors Network's event

Who Knows at In Music

June 19, 2018 at 6pm to September 23, 2018 at 7pm
We are excited to really share in 2018 check our our music request us this summer not available in northwestern united states till 2020See More
Jun 19
john replied to Hillbilly's discussion I can't get chat to work!
"... I’m wondering if anyone ever looked into the problem of WHY the chat doesn’t work ?"
Jun 13
john posted a status
"TBI ... you only know it if you live it"
Jun 13


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