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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.

Caring for and Supporting Siblings of Disabled or Medically Complex Children

March 2, 2021
When we discuss children who are diagnosed with medically complex conditions, we often reflect on and consider the effect it has on the child’s parents’ lives. But parents are not the only ones whose lives are irrevocably altered by a complex diagnosis or disability. Siblings in these situations often feel an acute sense of stress...
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Tips on Being an Advocate for Your Medically Complex Child

February 2, 2021
Advocating for a medically complex child means speaking up and communicating their needs—medical, educational, and emotional—to doctors, teachers, law makers, and even other family members. It is a full-time job in and of itself, and a very important one, as you well know. After all, you are your child’s spokesperson, first line of defense, and...
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Gus Gear: A Long and Challenging Year in Review

January 4, 2021
Although 2020 lasted about as long as any other year (with the addition of an extra day in February), it felt much longer, like we’ve aged a decade together. The world has suffered, but we’ve also handled uncertainty beyond compare, and really learned to value the little things like togetherness and connection. Much as it...
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The Shocking Truth about this Special Needs Mom

July 18, 2017
We don’t talk about it at our house – we consider it bad luck – but his last admission was 8 months ago and the one before that we almost made it to a year! But honestly, it never seems like enough. I always want more. I’m greedy like that.
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"We Cannot Imagine Life without It!"

May 2, 2017
Francesca’s surgeon recommended Gus Gear’s central line wrap to her parents while she was in the hospital. They contacted us right away and she has been using our central line wrap ever since.
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5 Things Every Special Needs Parent Should Know

March 24, 2017
The road of a special needs parent is quite simply paved with potholes. Along my journey with my son, I have fallen into many of those potholes, but I’ve also learned a lot – about people, patience, and mostly about myself.
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