Meet Victoria & Kat
Victoria: “I am Victoria Suiter and I am paired with my buddy Kat Teston. Kat and I were paired last year at Eastern High School’s chapter of Best Buddies. In the fall of 2016, Kat’s mom encouraged me to join the Best Buddies chapter at Eastern. Joining has been the best decision I have ever made. Kat has opened my eyes to a whole new world of special education and has completely changed my life. Kat inspires me with her positivity and kindness every day. Any time we go anywhere she either runs into someone she knows or makes a new friend while we’re out. She has never known a stranger and loves to meet new people.
From being in Best Buddies at my high school, it is so great to see it growing and becoming more well-known. I am so thankful that the Eastern Best Buddies chapter brought Kat and I together. Without Best Buddies, I would probably be a completely different person and would not have found my best friend.”
Kat: “I joined Best Buddies in 2012 because I wanted to make friends. I even became the buddy director. Victoria and I have been paired for two years. I love being a shining example for others to look up to in our school and our community. I look forward to all of the events that we do with our chapter and also the extra activities that Victoria and I get to do. We both love to eat. A LOT. Our favorite places are Blaze Pizza, Chick-Fil-A and Smoothie King. I always get the Slim Trim Chocolate! I like that Victoria and I can talk about our day, what’s going on in our lives, and our feelings. We also went to prom together several times where we broke it down!
Victoria and I are very supportive of each other. She comes over to my family parties and get-togethers. I cheer her on for winter guard and I got to see her perform at the friends and family event a couple of weeks ago. Without Best Buddies Kentucky, I would be lonesome. Victoria is like sister to me in my heart and in my mind. She is more than a best buddy, she is family.”