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Karen Mertes’ Amazing Story, How She Gives Back.. and How You Can Too

Thinking about joining Karen Mertes for the 2018 Fulfill You Destiny Chari-Tea event? Check out this interview to find out her reason WHY —

That Business Show welcomed Karen Mertes, an honorably retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with Fulfill Your Destiny. Karen has an amazing story. She suffered a massive car accident involving a drunk driver. Near death and with a massive brain injury, she vowed to help others if she survived, and that’s how Fulfill Your Destiny was created.

Fulfill Your Destiny is dedicated to helping others in our community become successful, or helping them out in order to give them the tools to live a better and happier life. Whether its helping a young child with school or giving a foster child their own car, Fulfill Your Destiny does some real good for the Tampa Bay community.

More about Karen and Fulfill Your Destiny at http://www.fulfillyourdestiny.org, or email her at karen@fulfillyourdestiny.org!




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TBT to Amazon Best Selling Author, Karen Mertes, On the Road with Bobby Lewis on WTSP

Throwback to Amazon Best Selling Author, Karen Mertes, being interviewed on On the Road with Bobby Lewis on WTSP! Hear her story, purpose and all of the good things she is doing through her charity Fulfill Your Destiny —


Want to get in on the action? Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2018 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea, our signature event on Mar 24, 2018 returning again to the beautiful Empress Tea Room located at 12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa, FL, a locally owned and operated elegant Tea Room and Event Dining venue.  Our 2018 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea will be 2:30 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, Mar 24, 2018.

Please contact Karen directly at karen.mertes@yahoo.com or karen@fulfillyourdestiny.org or by calling her at 813-481-9895 for sponsorship and reservations or for more information.

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Wheels of Success’ Vehicles for Veterans Program Brings Hope to Navy Vet with Help from STCOC!

The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Committee for the 19th Annual Fall Golf Classic presented by Caldeco and ZapCap selected Fulfill Your Destiny as their beneficiary charity.


The first recipient, Rebecca O. received hers on Veteran’s Day when four Community Partners joined forces and presented a Car to a Local U.S. Navy Veteran through the Wheels of Success’ Vehicles for Veterans Program. Wheels of Success teamed up with DAV Charitable Services Trust, Powerstories Theatre, and Fulfill Your Destiny to honor Rebecca O.

Rebecca O. is single mother of two young boys and a U.S. Navy veteran.  After moving to the Tampa Bay area to escape an abusive relationship, Rebecca O. found full-time employment with Walt Disney, as she describes “a happy place to work”.  Though Rebecca O. could take the bus to work, her late hours left her stranded with no way to return home.  The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay referred her to Wheels of Success in hopes of finding a transportation solution because being able get to and from work – at any hour – is vital to keeping working families on the road to success.

For the entire write-up, click here!


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Always Keep Moving


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January 15, 2018 · 12:15 pm

Karen Mertes’ Story of Triumph Shared by MADD

Every day in America, another 29 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) picked up Karen Mertes’ story of triumph late last year and shared it with the world.

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Here is an excerpt from the MADD write-up on Karen Mertes:
“In every situation we have a choice, to stay a victim or become victorious despite all odds. I chose to be better, not bitter.” The driver that made the choice to drink and drive and injured Karen, continued to make choices that harmed him. Before the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) results came back, he fled the state. The news was heart breaking. As she continued to face new challenges head-on and find ways to embrace her TBI, the person that caused so much pain and suffering chose to flee his problems and not be accountable for his actions.”
For the entire article, click here: https://www.madd.org/blog/karen-mertes/

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New Year, New You! Here’s How to Make Every Second of 2018 Count!

Have you made a list of your New Year’s Resolutions? Some may seem farfetched, but they show that you are wanting to make some changes in your life. Wanting to read more? Help those in your community? Spend more time with family? It can be hard to find the balance when trying to juggle your professional life with your personal one.

For A Good Read 


Karen Mertesa Drunk Driving Victim herself and creator of “PLAINTIFF 101” shares her story with us of an unfortunate circumstance. She takes an in-depth look inside the courtroom at the coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in a drunk driving case. Karen wrote “Plaintiff 101” to serve as a guide to assist both client and lawyer through civil litigation during a personal injury lawsuit.

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

Help Those in Your Community


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). The  proceeds from the sale of “Plaintiff 101” are directly donated to Fulfill Your Destiny.

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NYE Drinking and Driving Statistics – Share with your family & friends before they head out to celebrate!

When it comes to drinking, driving should never be an option. Before you get behind the wheel this NYE after a few drinks think again. It is a commonly known fact that there are more alcohol related car accidents on New Year’s Eve than most other nights. Compared to the average weekend night, the 12-hour window between 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 6 a.m. on Jan. 1 tends to have about 71% more crashes where alcohol or drugs are listed as a contributing factor.


  • With an average of 140 deaths (based on statistics from 2002 to 2008), New Year’s Day is the second most deadly day for drivers
  • January 1st is the day of the year with the highest percent of deaths related to alcohol from 2008-12
  • Number of people killed in drunk driving crashes in New Year’s 2013: 140
  • Number expected to be killed this New Year’s: 156

Check out myths on drunk driving debunked here!

For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

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