Our Story

Gus Gear’s mission to improve the safety and quality of life for those facing medical challenges began more than a decade ago by its founder and CEO, Sarah Palya, in response to the ongoing medical journey of Gus, her son. Gus faced a myriad of medical challenges, including autism and dysmotility that led to intestinal failure. Sarah was overwhelmed by the serious repercussions of his illness and longed to live a more “normal” life.

“As soon as I realized its profound impact on our quality of life as a family, I knew that other families would be able to benefit and find the same peace of mind."

Founder & CEO, Sarah Palya
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The biggest obstacle for Sarah was protecting and securing Gus’ central line. Out of this challenge Sarah created Gus Gear’s flagship product, the Central Line Wrap which is now the Central Line Vest, to keep Gus’s line locked down and secure, not only from accidental pulls, but also from his fingers. This comfortable vest covers and secures single or multiple lumen central lines, eliminating the trauma from line pulls, allowing the wearer to be as active and independent as possible without undue fear of damaging their line. Sarah comments on the significance of the Central Line Vest on her family, “As soon as I realized its profound impact on our quality of life as a family, I knew that other families would be able to benefit and find the same peace of mind.”

Over the past ten years Gus Gear’s product line has increased to also include G-Tube wraps, ostomy pouch covers, and line covers, everything used by Sarah’s family daily at one time or another. In this way, Sarah has been able to personally oversee the development and improvement of each product to make it not only attractive, but functional.

Today Gus Gear products are used in many healthcare facilities in the U.S. and Canada and are shipped to families world-wide offering solutions that help solve the challenges that they face daily.

By using Gus Gear’s products, our hope is that others can break free from the limitations imposed by their diagnosis and live their lives to the fullest.

Our Mission

At Gus Gear, we work passionately to improve the quality of life for those facing medical challenges. For more than a decade we have worked diligently delivering on that mission through the development, manufacturing, and distribution of high-quality medical devices at reasonable prices, assisting those with financial hardship to gain access to our life-changing products. Our vision is for our products to be the standards of care and to make these products available to as many individuals as possible for whom our products will significantly improve their quality of life.

At Gus Gear, we conduct our business honestly and ethically, doing the right thing for our customers, our strategic partners, our team members, and our company. We strive to produce the highest quality products and to maintain a reputation for honesty, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust, and sound business judgement.

Our Core Values

Equity
We believe equity means seeking to make our products accessible to every single patient regardless of ability to pay.

Hard work
We value hard work because we believe it translates to meaningful, tangible outcomes for our customers.

Patient first
Patient first is our “north star.” Having a positive impact on patients and their families is central to our business purpose. Everything we do is measured by the question: Does this help the patient by improving outcomes and quality of life?

Integrity and Honesty
We seek partnerships, not transactions with customers, partners, investors, and stakeholders. Honesty and integrity through transparency is how we form lasting partnerships.

Environmental responsibility
In a throw-away society, we seek to make products that last as well as package and ship them in an environmentally friendly way.

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