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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