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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.

My Favorite Products For Kids With Special Needs & Medical Complications

October 6, 2022
As caregivers of children with special needs, we all have products that have made our lives just a little bit more manageable. We save lists and bookmark pages online, and when the opportunity arises to share our favorites with others, we do so freely because we know that managing the logistics of caregiving is no...

Ways to Celebrate Birthdays Without Food

September 22, 2022
For the parents and caregivers of children who rely on non-tradition nutrition like tube feeds or TPN, birthdays can be stressful. Like so many events, milestones, and holidays, it seems like they traditionally revolve around food. But they don’t have to.  No matter whether your little one can eat a small amount of smooth or...

How to Ask For Help

August 4, 2022
Why Asking for Help is Hard & How to Get Better At it We live in a culture that values self-reliance, arguably, to a fault. Yes, it can be tough to admit when we need help, but humans were never meant to be solitary creatures. We were meant to exist in a community with each...

3 Tips For Planning a Vacation with a Medically Complex Child

June 28, 2022
For the parents and caregivers of kids with complex medical needs, going on a summer vacation may sound like a fantasy. The amount of planning, forethought, organization, and even money it would require is daunting to say the least. While it’s important to recognize that, for some families, it genuinely may not be possible to...

5 Tips for New Caregivers of Medically Complex Kids

May 27, 2022
If your child was recently diagnosed with a chronic or complex illness, I want to convey my support. Like the famous quote says: “All change is loss, and loss must be mourned,” but for me to say that I’m sorry or offer up condolences doesn’t feel quite right. You may have to mourn a version...

Being More Mindful on Mother’s Day

May 2, 2022
Motherhood is complex. It only makes sense that Mother’s Day brings up a lot of complicated thoughts and emotions for people—joy, sadness, anger, confusion. This complexity doesn’t mean it’s not worth acknowledging. It’s just important to embrace a Mother’s Day message that honors a variety of experiences and is sensitive to how this day impacts...
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