Testimonials

You did a phenomenal job speaking at our event.  Thank you so very much for saying yes.  Everyone had a blast.  You really are making dreams come true and making them come true in a big way.  Words cannot express how grateful I am for your kindness.  Your contribution will allow us to continue working towards our vision of a world where women do not live in poverty and are treated with dignity and respect. 
Katie McGill, Executive Director Dress For Success
Thank you for sharing your story with us.  Your determination and drive are really inspiring.  You have touched many lives, including mine.  I know that your story changes people and will continue to help us fulfill our mission of working towards 0 victims.  Regards, 
Viridiana Medellin - National Victim Services Specialist Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Hello Karen, Thank you for stopping by to see me again!  It is most certainly my pleasure to be a part of your Chari-Tea.  More importantly, thank you for your service to our great country and your dedication to lifting others up.  You are a blessing to others and I am fortunate to make your acquaintance!  Sincerely yours,
Melissa Brown, Owner/Soap Maker Nautilus Soap Company
Karen Mertes has written a ground breaking book that is helpful to anyone who has been injured due to the negligence of others. Karen has written this book after experiencing a horrible life changing accident. Karen is well known and respected by everyone she has ever met. Her story is extremely inspirational. The knowledge that Karen has documented are the facts from a perspective uniquely personal however shared in a way you will clearly understand and be able to make your own. This book is your manual of how to navigate the system and her Takeaways are the cliff notes you will come to appreciate. I congratulate Karen Mertes for taking the time to explore all aspects of steps to take when facing such a challenging time while dealing with pain from an accident. Everyone says that an accident changes their life forever in an instant. Karen wanted to provide a way for you to have courage to make decisions based on research. Thank you, Karen for providing The Black Book of Inside Information Your Lawyer Will Want you to Know. Respectfully, 
Marilyn Westropp
Thank you for your service and all you are doing to support those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.  I admire the work you are doing to truly make a difference in people’s lives.  It is so important that we all help one another.
Dr. Jill T. Biden Wife of Vice President Biden
Thanks so much for all that you do.  What you have created is spectacular.  I have been working with people with disabilities for MANY MANY years and even worked on the ADA back in 1987.  I know what an impact one person can make!!! Thanks again!!
Deb S. Women Owners of Florida, Inc.
Thanks for taking time to meet with us.  We are looking forward to working with you to achieve a successful event for Self Reliance, Inc., in October.  I am so pleased that I can confidently speak to the fact that you live your mission of helping others!  I would not hesitate to refer others to your organization because you have represented it in such a unique and authentic way.
Kim A., Board of Directors Self Reliance, Inc.
Really enjoyed getting to speak with you tonight at your Charity event.  Love your story and hope you continue to shine as a light and source of encouragement to those who need strength.
Chris C. Prudential
We are most impressed by your dedication and the services provided to those in need by Fulfill Your Destiny.  With sincere appreciation for the wonderful work conducted by your organization.
Judi E. Moffitt Cancer Center
I met you at the Mustang Sallies event at the Centre Club on May 1st.  I was very humbled and inspired by your story.  I appreciate all that you have done to make a difference.  What a statement you have made to set the bar for all of us.  Thank you for your commitment to making the planet a better place.  Best of Luck.  Be Well!
Michele N. Navigen Leadership
Now this is what I like to see. A charity that goes to the root of things. No B.S., no one gets a huge paycheck, from it. Karen is a true heroine. She experienced the need, and now is helping others in their time of need. I think that’s wonderful. Sorta gives one a better view of people, and the world.
Bill B.
Hans and Jake K.
We are pleased to make this donation to Fulfill Your Destiny, and are excited at the opportunity to be among the first businesses in the area to lend our support.  We commend you for undertaking such a selfless endeavor, and we look forward to seeing all the good you are able to do in our community.
Hans and Jake K. Doormet
”Gerald
Congrats on the grant from the Lightning!  And thanks for your work in our city.  Please call me with an address where I can make a donation.   Thanks for your work.
”Gerald
Matt P.
Karen Mertes is truly a great hero.  I was honored to attend the ceremony of the generous gift of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  She has overcome her brain injury caused by a drunk driver, and continues to help thousands of people here in Tampa.  Congratulations to Karen!
Matt P. Powell & Espat