Local man Matthew Meyers started “Alliance Together”, a nonprofit organization aimed at bringing community members together, in 2019, and since then he and his wife Amanda have been working hard to fulfill their mission in the community. According to a release by Alliance Together, the vision for the nonprofit first started when Matthew’s first child, Matthew Jr., had his first seizure at the age of five. After several days of up to 26 seizures a day, Matthew Jr. was diagnosed with epilepsy. “Matt and his family had a tremendous number of questions with no answers,” the release said. “There were countless hours and sleepless nights trying to find the correct medicine and dosing combinations just to relieve Matthew Jr. of the endless attacks.” After a lot of research that yielded very few answers, the release said Matthew Jr. was able to undergo surgery which was deemed a success.