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Teen uses social media to help mom battle MS

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 5:49 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Multiple sclerosis affects millions of people worldwide, but it’s one woman in particular that has a Jonesboro teen taking action.

He’s doing it for his mom.

Dillinger Carr uses his social media platform, “Dilly News,” to raise awareness and money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

He started his fundraiser in honor of his mother’s birthday.

“It meant a lot to do something like this for her and to raise it for a good cause,” Carr said. “I feel like spreading the word on it and making sure people are aware of what it is, is very important.”

Seeing his mom in pain each day motivated Carr.

“Sometimes it’s hard to see her move around and get to places, it takes a while,” Carr said.”Knowing that other people also have that, and knowing that there is something that I could do, motivates me to do something.”

He is selling t-shirts, hoodies, and stickers with various ‘Dilly News’ logos.

Carr says he does not have a goal right now because any amount can help the organization.

To make a donation, click here.

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