congratulations to Ryan & AJ!

This summer, patients from 9 children’s hospitals across the US participated in a design contest to create the next best hospital sock.
After over 5,000 thousand votes, Ryan & AJ's Dancing Banana sock has been voted the top design!

Ryan & AJ's Dancing Bananas

“Bananas are good for you and dancing bananas are funny and make you smile” Ryan’s brother AJ - age 5

When three-year-old Ryan was diagnosed with brain cancer and her family started their unknown journey into chemotherapy and hospital life in the middle of a global pandemic they were worried and scared, but Ryan wasn’t. She just wanted to smile and laugh and dance! Her enthusiasm and optimism gave her family hope and continues to inspire everyone that meets her.

Shop her socks

buy the winning socks and make an impact!

Pre-order the winning design June 28th - July 9th.

Support the winning design by purchasing a pair! Every pair purchased will be matched with a donated pair to a child in the hospital.

The winning design will go to production in July and will begin shipping to customers in October.

a contest with a cause

Encouraging creativity, patient-empowerment, and donating thousands of socks.

At Resilience Gives, we believe healthy patient outcomes are driven by treating the whole person. Our design competition is a small way for patients to express their creativity during their hospitalization and to provide something tangible (in the form of fun, grippy socks) to patients across the country. We’re donating 1,100 pairs of our existing styles at the beginning of the competition in May and another 1,100 when we ship the winning design in November.

participating hospitals

We partnered with childlife specialists and art therapists from six children's hospitals across America to let families know about the contest and bring their creative ideas to life!