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When Susan's husband had to travel unexpectedly, she was able to feed herself using the Buckwheat. 

  

My father, “Buckwheat,” needed a PEG feeding tube because of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) bulbar onset. As ALS robbed him of the strength in his hands, he was unable to feed himself. After many online searches, I was frustrated that there wasn’t a product that fit his need, so I decided I would build him a one-off feeding tube holder. I came up with “The Buckwheat” that was a single-hand operation and he was able to keep his independence.

 

The Buckwheat keeps the syringe securely connected to the feeding tube [or extension set], so there are no leaks or hand cramps from holding them together. It comes in two sizes: to hold a 60 mL syringe or a 140 mL syringe.

 

Proceeds from the sale of every Buckwheat go to covering the overhead costs of running a charity bike ride (ALS Bike Trek MN) that I started after my father passed. Since I started the trek in 2010, we have raised over $640K for ALS research.

 

—Justin Rumley, jrumley@feedingtubeholder.com

 

The Buckwheat is available for $69.99 (includes shipping within the United States) from www.feedingtubeholder.com or (515) 201-5327.

 

LifelineLetter, March/April 2016

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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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