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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.

Get to Know Our Team: Sarah Palya

May 12, 2023
Let’s continue our “Get to Know Our Team” series! Next up, we have our fearless leader, Sarah Palya, and CEO and founder of Gus Gear. Q&A With Sarah Palya Q: Where do you call home? A: “I grew up in south-western Pennsylvania and moved to Richmond, Virginia where I completed my bachelor’s degree. After having...

Get to Know Our Team: Amy Braglia-Tarpey

April 5, 2023
Gus Gear has an incredible team of people who make things happen. In a short series, we want to introduce each individual, ask them a few questions, and help you get to know them better! First, our Director of National Clinical Growth, Amy Braglia-Tarpey, MS, RD, CNSC. Q&A With Amy Braglia-Tarpey Q: Where do you...

What to Pack in Your Emergency Go-Bag if You Have a Medically Complex Family

March 10, 2023
Whenever you feel overwhelmed by the state of the world — a changing climate, natural disasters, pandemics, ever-shifting geopolitical crises, and your place in all of this as a medically complex family — it’s important to focus on what you can control. In our last blog, we talked specifically about how to prepare your family...

How to Prepare for Natural Disasters & Other Emergencies: A Guide for Medically Complex Families

February 16, 2023
Power outages and other disruptions caused by storms and natural disasters, while an inconvenience for most Americans, can pose life-threatening challenges for medically complex families. Whether it be a thunderstorm, hurricane, tornado, or snowstorm, natural events have the potential to disrupt the power grid and other vital systems, impacting thousands of people.  Although very little...

Tips For Making Hospital Stays a Little More Bearable

January 12, 2023
Sometimes, hospital visits, including longer stays, are just an unfortunate part of life for medically complex kids, adults, and caregivers. You obviously don’t want to be there, but there may not be a way around it. Over the years, you’ve probably come up with your own list of ways to make hospital stays more bearable,...

Holiday Gift Guide for Caregivers

November 28, 2022
Last year, we created a gift guide for medically complex kids with a focus on inclusive toy companies. This year, we wanted to create something with our caregivers in mind. How will you express your love and appreciation this holiday season? We know that gratitude is a year-long endeavor, and showing your support is more...
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