I had an amazing experience at the TEDxPlano 2022 event, listening to all the speakers on their bright ideas and unique ways of helping our society. Meryl’s speech was truly amazing and brought tears to my eyes. Meryl’s inspiring talk was an eye-opener and motivated how to handle complex challenges in one’s life without giving up. Not only has Meryl come a long way in handling her challenges in life, but she is also helping others in creative new ways to connect! After listening to her talk, I realized how closed-captioning, an optional feature that many take for granted, is extremely crucial for some others to connect and follow along. Meryl is a humble and down-to-earth person. Her achievements and service to society are beyond words to describe. It was an honor to meet her at the TEDxPlano 2022 event.