Sorry if this is against the rules guys but some help is needed!!!!
My name is Adam Dawar 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 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 with the ever so funny ‘ironic’ MS slogans like ‘MS gets on my nerves (bad design grates on my soul)
I knew I could do better and, also, give a big percentage of profits (30% on all sales) 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 have amazing sense of achievement. 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!!!!!!
I really believe in this and I have never felt a passion burning like this in me for something to work.
One downside is that I need to start a Go Fund Me to get me over the line, to fulfill orders and give product to an influencer who agreed to wear it on his channel and promote me (Bryce from Living Big In A Tiny House – they have 3.5 million subscribers and an amazing channel) I really wanted for this to grow organically and through word of mouth through our community but I need help!
I done a 24 hour ‘soft launch’ of the site on FB to non MSrs and the feedback was extremely positive and took over £683 in sales 🤘🤘🤘
I can’t do this without the help of the MS community and I beg you all to promote me 🙏 and only donate if you believe in my vision.
To my wife, kids, father, sister and the people who have supported me in this – THANK YOU!
EDIT! For the people that halve messaged – here is the Go Fund Me link –
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