WELCOME TO R A W O R A N G E
We are the world's first MS Streetwear brand.
My name is Adam and I have Secondary Progressive MS. I was diagnosed about 7/8 years ago.
Like many of you, I went to bed one night and when I woke up - life as I knew it had changed forever and my journey into MS had begun.
As I came to terms with my diagnosis, I deleted most of my social media as I didn't want people to feel sorry for me or see me in a state of decline and just went to a 3-4 year slump of self-pity.
Late last year I went back of Facebook to re-connect with old friends and to join MS community pages and that is when I seen 'Raise MS Awareness' selling T-shirts selling shirts to raise MS awareness... or so I thought. The more I looked into them, I seen that they are just a cash-grab with NO money going anywhere near MS research and they do it with other ilnesses too, praying on others.
This angered me but (I forgot to mention, I am a graphic designer) and I HATED the cheap looking designs (bad design grates on my soul)
I knew I could do better and, also, give a big percentage of profits to MS charities and so I got to thinking... and as most of you will know thinking isn't easy with Multiple Sclerosis!!!!!!
Fast forward to now and not only have I designed the streetwear, I've done the website (which I knew nothing about) and promotion myself (OK, a guy showed me how to put the site together - but I done it myself!!!!!!!!!!).
Just with this, I feel like I have come so far already and even though I can't have my 'old life' back - I am looking forward to the next chapter of my 'new life' with Raw Orange - AND I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!
To my wife, kids, father, sister and the people who have supported me in this - THANK YOU!