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Gus Gear’s mission to improve the safety and quality of life for those facing medical challenges goes beyond the production of our Central Line Vest, Ostomy Pouch Cover, G-Tube Wrap, Line Cover, and other accessories. We seek partnerships, not transactions, with customers, partners, investors, and stakeholders alike by providing resources and blog posts that can improve the patient and their family’s outcomes and quality of life.

Nurturing the Siblings of Kids with Complex Medical Illnesses

March 18, 2024
In the whirlwind of managing your child’s complex medical illness, the family dynamic can suffer, especially when you have other children who crave your undivided love and attention. Siblings face a unique set of challenges, from dealing with fear and uncertainty to experiencing frequent emotional shifts and high stakes situations. They watch their siblings (and...

Spotlight on Feeding Tubes: How LOCK 3000 Makes a Difference

March 5, 2024
Even though over 400,000 Americans have them, feeding tubes are often misunderstood. This lack of awareness can lead to misconceptions and harmful stigmas. For instance, while feeding tubes come with certain risks, complications, and challenges, they also have the power to increase energy, prevent unintended weight loss, and allow those who cannot meet their nutrition...

Get to Know Our Team: Howard Hunt

February 28, 2024
Next up in the Gus Gear “Get to Know Our Team” series, is Howard Hunt, another of our very important Customer Success Specialists. Say hello to Howard! Let’s jump into it! Q&A With Howard Hunt Q: Where do you call home?  A: Butler, PA Q: What’s your professional background?  A: I have worked in distribution...

Get to Know Our Team: Abby Palya

February 16, 2024
Welcome back to our “Get to Know Our Team” series! This week, we have a very special team member to highlight — our founder’s daughter, Abby Palya who is a Client Success Specialist at Gus Gear. Q&A With Abby Palya Q: Where do you call home?  A: Butler, PA Q: What’s your professional background?  A:...

“Rays of Hope:” Erin & Everly, Part 2

February 5, 2024
First, if you haven’t read part 1 of our exclusive interview series, “Rays of Hope,” check it out now! In part 2, we continue the conversation with Erin Peterson about her daughter Everly’s diagnosis with the rare Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS). Our director of national clinical growth, Amy Braglia-Tarpey, asks Erin about life...

The Importance of Health Literacy for Kids With Medical Complexities

February 5, 2024
Medical misunderstandings can lead to a variety of short and long-term emotional and psychological responses, including anxiety and loss of trust (both in medical professionals and caregivers). For this reason, it’s crucial to empower kids with health literacy skills, especially kiddos with medical complexities! However, health literacy goes beyond understanding medical jargon. Depending on their...
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