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The Hanosek Family

Lotsa Brave People© is named in honor of the children, the caregivers and their families, and the medical teams whose everyday bravery continues to inspire us.

“Why Can’t I Wear a Shirt”

That’s the question our 5 year-old daughter asked us during her weekly infusions to treat a rare, severe form of epilepsy. Because the 5-hour long procedures required access to specific areas on her chest, there was not a suitable shirt option besides a hospital gown. We wanted her to be able to wear something familiar and comfortable, but more importantly, that did not make her feel like a constant patient, despite the large amounts of time she would spend enduring medical testing and procedures.

When we shared our vision for Lotsa Brave People© with doctors and nurses, they responded by telling us that they also needed more functional garments to manage tubing and prevent infections. With these complementary goals in mind, our line of Ports and More™ shirts was born!

Each shirt mimics “regular” clothing, but allows for key access points in order to safely and efficiently administer treatments. The line is endorsed by healthcare professionals at some of our country’s leading medical facilities.

Children living with chronic illness are some of the bravest people we know. We’re on a mission to make their lives - and the lives of those who love and care for them -  a little bit easier.

The Hanosek Family
Lotsa Brave People© | Est 2014



Founder Cary Hanosek

Cary Hanosek
President and Founder

Cary is a fourth-generation entrepreneur. As a Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch and Co-Founder of The Simonton-Hanosek-Mangum Wealth Management Team, she has over 20 years of experience in financial planning and social impact investing. Cary brings her knowledge of triple bottom line investing (people, planet, profit) to Lotsa Brave People’s everyday operations.

Cary also serves as a board member for both the YWCA of Columbus Endowment Board and Covenant Presbyterian Church Endowment Board. She is a Co-Founder of the Merrill Lynch Bull Run which has raised close to $1,000,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital since its inception.