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Edgy Meg's Gives Purpose in Repurposing
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Edgy Meg's Gives Purpose in Repurposing

Edgy Meg’s, just south of Edgewood on 1058 Laser Road, opened last Spring with a goal – to give Megan Staner a purpose. Megan’s business is a place where many things are getting a new lease on life. Established in 2016, owner and operator, Megan, is on the adventure of a lifetime. She decided to become a business owner after graduating high school. She believed she could and she did it! Megan was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in 2006 and is thankful for everyone that is helping her make Edgy Meg's successful. 

Rett Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that affects brain development in girls. It often affects almost every aspect a child's life: their ability to speak, eat, walk, and even breathe. Megan's website puts it in her own words, "Though I have the ability to talk, I can't hold a conversation or express my thoughts very well. I am considered non-verbal, but I can hear you, I can understand you, I am smart!" She also notes that while most girls with this disorder can't walk, she is truly blessed that she can.

Edgy Meg's is full of vintage, rustic and homemade crafted items for sale. Stop by her shop in Edgewood, Iowa to shop, learn more about Rett Syndrome, and to visit with Megan. Edgy Meg’s also does fun classes and has developed a niche market with custom orders.

Meg and her job coach Felicia work together to price and select the inventory. Others helping include Grandma Becky who has a flair for decorating. She can spot a treasure in a pile of junk and has an eye for rosemaling. Grandpa Steve has the skill of carpentry and repurposes old pieces and brings new life to them. They become treasured items in the next person’s home. Megan's Mmm, Angie, assists with advertising and bookkeeping. It’s a family affair.

The family says, "Word of advice when shopping Edgy Meg’s, buy it when you find it because your next trip to our shop, it will be gone!"

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