27 May 2011 4 Comments

The Breathmobile is partnering w/ NFL Player Jahvid Best!!!

On May 27th as the Breathmobile was in San Pablo at Lake Elementary, Dr. Burns brought a VERY special guest aboard. Detroit Lions’ Running Back, Jahvid Best, came on-board the Breathmobile along with his family, who along with other core leaders, make up the BEST Foundation. Wow!!! 

Jahvid Best of the Detroit Lions, along with members of his foundation the BEST foundation, visited us at Lake Elementary on May 27th.

 Make sure you check out the Facebook photo album of our time with Jahvid Best on our Facebook page!

Jhavid Best visits the Northern CA Breathmobile! What a stellar end to National Asthma Awareness Month!

Read up on Jahvid Best here.

Jahvid Best, along with his mother, Lisa Best, and his sister Laurie Best, Lesley Dorton, all  of the BEST Foundation; along with President of the Prescott-Joseph Board Ralph Francis, were there today giving a tour of the Breathmobile. Today was the beginning of the partnership between Mr. Best and his foundation, the BEST Foundation, and the Northern California Breathmobile. We are so ecstatic and grateful to have the support of a notable athlete and honored to be working with the Best Family.

Dr. Burns and the Best team post for our camera! (From Left to Right) Jahvid Best, Laurie Best (sister), Lisa Best (mother), Dr. Burns, and Lesley Dorton (Board Member of the Best Foundation).

Dr. Marbin, our doctor for the day, Lisa (our medical assistant), Nurse Spencer, and of course Dr. Burns all had a chance to speak to Mr. Jahvid Best and his team. Jahvid Best is not only a professional athlete in the National Football League, but he also suffered from asthma as a child, and he grew up in the East Bay Area (his hometown is Vallejo, went to high-school in Richmond, and he played for Cal), and he is African American.

Dr.Burns, Executive Director of the Northern CA Breathmobile, speaks to the Best Foundation Team, next to the Breathmobile.

 It makes a lot of sense why he and his family find the Breathmobile mission important and close to their heart. They understand what the parents of the Breathmobile kids go through, and they understand how important it is to have proper asthma management care, to make sure that children can achieve their athletic, academic, and personal goals.

Dr. Burns explaining the motive behind the Breathmobile and its importance to Jahvid Best.

This is why Jahvid Best and his family and the BEST Foundation were touched by the Breathmobile cause and message. Jahvid Best, like many athletes, suffered from asthma as a child, but grew out of it, and overcame it, and succeeded despite the disease.

Nurse Spencer talking to Mr. Jahvid Best, the Best Team, and the Breathmobile staff.

The Best Foundation was truly impressed with the Breathmobile staff today and we are so grateful to have their support. Dr. Marbin, Lisa, Nurse Spencer, and Dr. Burns all got to speak  to the Best Team about their role on the Breathmobile and its contribution to quality healthcare in the area. 

Dr. Marbin explaining the purpose and results of the Breathmobile to Mr. Jahvid Best (NFL player and new partner of the Breathmobile!)

We are so passionate about our work on the Breathmobile, that the Best Team were so impressed with what each staff member had to say, especially when they realized how much time the staff spends with each family, and the incredible level of care that we provide to the children.  We are thrilled about the relationship we will have with the Best Foundation and are so excited to have Mr. Best’s support.

Mrs. Lisa Best speaking to the Breathmobile crew.

Jahvid Best’s mother was so pleased and impressed with the Breathmobile and the quality of service that we provide.  She was after all a mother of an asthmatic child herself, and told us how concerned she was when Jahvid was growing up, and how she had to watch out for his triggers and constantly make sure that he was on top of his medication.

Mr. Best and the Best Foundation team on the Breathmobile!

We spent several hours with Jahvid Best and his team explaining to him how the Breathmobile appointment system worked, how often we visited schools, how the asthma action plan worked, how we provide medicine and one-on-one asthma speciality care, and of course the results of our health intervention.

Dr. Burns speaking to Laurie Best (sister) and Jahvid Best next to the Breathmobile.

All in all, it was an incredible day and we are so excited for the future with the Best Family and the Best Foundation. We can’t wait to see where the Breathmobile message and name will go with Mr. Best’s help and influence!

Jahvid Best (Center) with sister Laurie (right) and Lesley Dorton (Left) who are key leaders of the BEST Foundation.


The addition of Jahvid Best into the Breathmobile family was a wonderful way to end National Asthma Awareness Month; his support and appreciation of our mission is a blessing.

4 Responses to “The Breathmobile is partnering w/ NFL Player Jahvid Best!!!”

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