They say necessity is the mother of invention. And in the case of former NC State Football Coach Don Horton, it was a desire to maintain independence while living with Parkinson’s disease that inspired his wife to come up with an entrepreneurial solution.
Maura Horton is CEO of “MagnaReady,” a line of dress shirts embedded with magnets so that the wearer doesn’t have to fumble with buttons.
She says the inspiration came four years ago when her husband returned from a game feeling embarrassed. The disease had affected his hand movement so much that he had to ask one of his players to button his shirt.