Websites for a Cause
My name is Meredith and I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). These illnesses cause challenges in my life such as widespread pain, chronic fatigue and dizziness. I've learned how to overcome these challenges - how to do well in school, interact with my friends and family, and give back to the community despite my daily struggles. Throughout my journey, I've been helped by various people and organizations such as teachers and counselors, organizations that provide information and forums to talk with others, and the organization that trained my service dog (just to name a few).
It's become important for me to give back and to bring awareness about chronic illnesses to the community. Over the past five years, I've had the opportunity to organize fundraisers and participate in charity events, and to speak to individuals and groups either about my illnesses and/or service dogs. Made By Mer gives me another way to reach people and make contributions to some life altering organizations!
How does it work?
I want to use my talents to make a difference to some of the organizations that impact my life. Using my skills of web design (thanks to my high school teacher Mr. Fox who taught me two years of website development, and my experience at Cyberfluent), I am creating websites for donations to my favorite charities. I have high hopes that Made By Mer will accomplish three things:
1. It will help you, the small business owner, create a professional web presence at a cost much lower than a professional website company would charge. The websites I am building would normally cost between $2,500 and $3,500, but your cost will be less than half (and tax deductible at that)!
2. It will benefit several charities that have impacted my life as all sites will be built for a direct donation to these organizations.
3. It will help me raise awareness for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome - illnesses that impact my life but that most people do not even know exist.