NORA SPRINGS, Iowa- With the annual Walk MS event taking place at Southbridge mall on Saturday, one local educator is getting a little extra support on Friday when over 100 students and staff showed up to school wearing the color orange.
Jenn Schmidt is a para at Central Springs Elementary and Middle School in Nora Springs. Schmidt was diagnosed with the disease 3 year ago.
She said she tried to keep the condition a secret from students, but figured out it can be a good learning tool for the kids as well.
“The more information you give them the more they understand,” she said. “They pick up on a lot more than I would think sometimes.”
MS is a disease where the immune system attacks parts of the nervous system causing various struggles for those with the disease.