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Raleigh woman invents shirt for people with limited movement

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Don Horton served as an offensive line and then tight ends coach at N.C. State under then head coach Tom O'Brien. Don Horton served as an offensive line and then tight ends coach at N.C. State under then head coach Tom O'Brien.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

A Raleigh woman has invented a shirt that helps people with limited movement.

Maura Horton used to make children's clothes for a living. When her husband, former offensive line coach for N.C. State, Don Horton was diagnosed with Parkinson's, she got right to work.

"The one thing I knew I could help him with was his shirt" said Maura Horton.

Maura said it all started during an away game a few years ago.

"He said ‘It was a really hard day. I couldn't button my shirt today I had to have someone help me.' That night I kept thinking, what are we going to do? He's got another away game. I don't want this to happen to him again."

And that's when the idea for MagnaReady was born.  

Horton said her company will officially launch in ten days and has already sold more than 1,200 shirts (which includes pre-orders) that use magnets instead of buttons.

"I was doing it for a need to help my husband but as soon as I started doing the research I found out, there's a much bigger group other than Parkinson's that it assists, and that's people with Rheumatoid arthritis," Maura Horton said.

Don Horton's college football coaching career spans almost three decades, but after his Parkinson's diagnosis, he said he was forced to slow down drastically. Don said, "You're a prisoner of your own body."

Horton announced he had Parkinson's in February 2012. He retired from coaching in May 2012.

Learn more about Maura Horton and MagnaReady.

Eileen Park

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