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What is Rock The Socks?

Rock The Socks was born in the 2nd or 3rd week of Makenzie's life, when we were rebandaging her 3 or 4 times daily. Makenzie Initially "threw" her bandages frequently, causing a vicious cycle with her pain management drugs, feeding and bandaging. One of her fantastic nurses from the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at CHONY, suggested using socks as a retention bandage; the available ones were too big. We used the socks to help keep her bandages in place. The socks also provided a soft outer layer as the immediate under layer of cling gauze was very rough and damaged Makenzie's skin.
We had numerous cute outfits for her to wear, (she was our first baby girl after all!), but because of her open wounds and the seams inside the garments, Makenzie could not wear any of them. As a result, it became a mission to find adorable socks that fit her limbs and bandages. Makenzie's socks captured the eyes of many, and we began saying; "Rock those socks, girl".
This was the seed that grew into our Rock The Socks campaign! Rock The Socks is dedicated to sharing Makenzie's story, and to spreading awareness to the world about Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), literally "the worst disease you never heard of". As each new person Rocks Their Socks, it further reinforces the belief that Makenzie and other individuals with EB are not alone.