Trach Baskets

Superman Sam’s Survival Kits

Giving a little hope to families who will take their baby home from the hospital with a tracheostomy (breathing tube). Our baskets are filled with items to help ease the transition home. Scroll down to get a closer look at what’s inside each basket.

Do you know someone who will take their baby home with a tracheostomy? To request a basket, click here to fill out the Google Form. To contact us with questions, click here.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, click here. At this time, your donation will not be tax deductible. We are in the process of starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and when that happens your donations will be tax deductible. Each basket is valued at about $120.

Superman Sam's Survival Kit

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What’s all this superhero stuff for anyway?

Door Organizer
Hanging Closet Organizer
Door and Hanging Closet Organizer – These really came in handy for us to store some of Sam’s medical supplies. There are pictures attached to each organizer showing examples of how we store Sam’s supplies in his very small bedroom.
Stop! Your germs are too big for me.
“Stop…” Sign – Although people will try to touch a medically fragile baby, this sign is great to hang on the baby’s stroller or car seat. It will make people think twice. Germs are an extra big deal for these kiddos.
G-tube pads
G-tube Pads – Up until Sam started using these pads, his g-tube site was irritated most of the time. There are many different vendors for g-tube pads. They can be purchased through Etsy (www.etsy.com). This vendor is our favorite.
Mesh Bags
Mesh Bags – These are great to put the dirty/used g-tube pads in. They can go into the washing machine and dryer.
Hand Sanitizer – Need I say more?!
Elmo with a trach
Elmo – Who doesn’t want a plush Elmo with a trach!? Elmo is also Sam’s favorite character.
Bandana Bibs
Bandana Bibs – These are great for keeping even more germs away from the trach site.
Neck Pillow – I wish I could tell these families hospital stays will be a thing of the past, but unfortunately, having a child with a trach, will likely lead to more hospital stays. A neck pillow will come in handy for those sleepless nights.
Onesie – Side snap onesies are much easier for a medically fragile baby & this baby is, of course, a superhero.

Of the many gifts you receive when you have a child in the hospital, the ones that are tailored to your child’s diagnosis or situation hit you in a way that goes deep into the heart. The gift says, “I have been in your shoes.” For a moment, you don’t feel completely isolated. Someone else has been there. This is a powerful thing.

4 thoughts on “Trach Baskets

  1. Jamie, this is such a great idea and I imagine very comforting for the families of these “Super kids” to receive. A way of reaching out and sharing this common bond between others. Give Sam a high five from Beckham and myself.

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  2. Good Afternoon,
    I’m a speech-language pathologist in Tallahassee,FL working with an 11 month old who has a G-Tube, trach & is on the vent. His family history is not a good story overall, and he’s currently in medical foster care. He’s being well taken care of in foster care. He’s begun to sprint from the vent and use a PMV. He will be celebrating his 1st birthday this weekend. I reached out to Jamie, and I just received one of her amazing baskets! I cannot wait to give it to him this Saturday! So much thought and effort was put into this basket. Thank you so much for what you do, your kind heart and desire to ‘give back.’ I hope to share photos once he receives his basket if I can get signed consent from his current caregiver to do so. Again, you are something special! Thank you and God Bless you!

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  3. Jamie has brought many of these baskets to me to give to our NICU families with babies going home with trachs, Families are very appreciative of this generous gift.

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