OROS founder’s kind gesture sends 9-year-old aspiring astronaut over the moon

Girl's NASA tshirt

The internet has its good and bad points, but few would disagree with the notion that the internet has brought people together who would likely have never known of each other previously. For example, take Lily, a 9-year-old girl from Australia who would like to be an astronaut someday, and Michael Markesbery, co-founder of apparel company OROS and a graduate of Miami University and the Farmer School of Business.

Markesbery said that a few months ago, he ran across a story about Lily’s trip to a Target store, where she discovered that while there were NASA shirts in the boys clothing section of the store, there were none in the girls section.

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Story excerpt provided by Miami University.

Originally published July 31, 2019.

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