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Meet Meredith

My name is Meredith Dwyer – or Meri. I’m a 27-year-old woman with CHARGE syndrome. Back in August 2019, I had a retinal detachment in my good eye near the coloboma, so I needed two surgeries to fix that. Shortly after that, I had a cataract and needed surgery. I thought I was never going to see again. Fortunately, I was able to see almost as good as I used to. I can’t read small print books anymore, but I’m enjoying reading on my Kindle. I have other great apps such as Audible, Overdrive, Bard and recently Bookshare’s Read2Go.

I’m currently taking classes via zoom from Helen Keller National Center and my horse work place Pal-O-Mine. I’m also writing a lot of different stories. I’m fixing Anything’s Possible, which is about a sixteen year old girl with CHARGE and Tourettes named Serena Stanger or Rea for short, who has a great destiny. She has to save her home, The Land of Possibility from evil aliens. I’m also working on various short stories and a magical girl story called Final (Exam) Challenge. I’m also working on a novel based on current events called Severed Nation. When the Pandemic is over, I’ll be getting a new computer, phone and iPad. I hope these new tools will improve my reading and writing experience. I am looking forward to continuing my education at Suffolk County Community College.