"Integrity First ... Service Before Self ... Excellence in All We Do"

USAF Core Values shared by Karen Mertes


Our Mission

Fulfill Your Destiny helps people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances.  Special consideration is given to survivors living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Our Vision

To create the H.E.R.O. – ‘Hands Eagerly Reach Out’ movement. When we dare to care, our hands eagerly reach out to help others in need.

Imagine how strong every community could become if hands eagerly reach out to help others when and where needed.

Our Objectives

1) Keep People Working:  To provide financial support to individuals whose careers have been altered due to permanent injuries or unforeseen circumstances, including, but not limited to traumatic brain injuries for the purpose of obtaining vocational counseling, educational or occupational retraining.

2) Inspire and Motivate:  To educate others about those personal challenges facing any of us suffering injury that unalterably changes our lives.  How we confront our challenges is the key to the core motto of Fulfill Your Destiny: 

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Please help individuals and become one of Fulfill Your Destiny’s Community Partners by donating to Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc.  Karen Mertes, our founder, will donate an additional 10%, in your name making your effective contribution 110%.

100% of your contributions go directly to benefiting individuals receiving assistance from Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc. and help members of our community.  No donations will be used to pay the administrative costs to operate Fulfill Your Destiny.

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Who We’ve Helped

Foster Youth Emmalee received keys to her very own Audi Cabriolet convertible at Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2015 Spring Chari-Tea thanks to Wheels of Success and Fulfill Your Destiny

Wheels of Success and Fulfill Your Destiny partnered to present Emmalee with the keys to her very own Audi Cabriolet convertible at Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2015 Spring Chari-Tea this year presented by Hands Across the Bay.

Emmalee is a young woman who is aging out of the foster care system.  In foster care since the age of 16, Emmalee’s determination has allowed her to complete her GED despite her simultaneous transition into the system.  She is a trade school graduate and will soon be completing her education at Chelsea Jones St. Petersburg College.  Wheels of Success’ Wheels to the Future program was designed to enable youth aging out of foster care to maintain employment, pursue further education and prosper in life…..because after all, who else is there to provide them with their first car?

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