Senior Evan Wallace and his family were shocked last fall when his mother, Melissa, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. He wanted to support her and decided he would create a T-shirt to rally people around his mom and create awareness for the disease.
He came up with a black, long-sleeve T-shirt with “Orange?” on the front and a quote from Winston Churchill that “it’s a time for dare and endure” in orange lettering because it is the official color of the National MS Society. He ordered 50 shirts and sold most of them to family members, who wore them at a family gathering to surprise his mom.
Evan still has a few shirts on hand to sell for $14 each and more can be ordered online.
He said his mom was touched when she saw her family gathered in the T-shirts, and he felt good knowing he was able to help her see how much they cared.
“I was glad I could bring everyone together and show support for her,” he said.