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Join My Conversation With CEO/Founder Of RonWear Port-able Clothing, Deb Papes-Stanzak

Deb Papes-Stanzak is the owner and designer of RonWear Port-able Clothing, a line of clothing for patients with ports undergoing chemotherapy, dialysis, transfusions or other infusion therapy keeping them warm and dignified in treatment. 

Deb developed the line when her brother Ron was getting dialysis three times a week. Simultaneously, her husband Gary was undergoing chemo, and her mother getting blood transfusions for complications of congestive heart failure.  All three expressed a need for warmth, dignity and ease of access to their port.   Deb went to work and designed a make-shift shirt for their treatment, later it would become the ‘prototype’ for the future company named after her brother:  RonWear Port-able Clothing!   www.ronwear.com  The company launched in Fall, 2010.

 

RonWear Port-able Clothing Accolades

  • 2011 TieQuest  of Ohio Business Plan Contest Runner up
  • $250,000 grant winner(out of 70,000 business applicants) in the 2012 Chase/Living Social Mission:  Small Business contest.  www.missionsmallbusiness 
  •  Robin Roberts, host of Good Morning America wears RonWear Port-able Clothing to her treatment visits for infusions
  • The company was the premier company to run on YAHOO! Finance for the weekly segment “My Family Business” and was featured on the homepage of YAHOO! during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, 2012
  • The business has grown internationally to the Netherlands/Belgium in March, 2013

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