Official Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week is the 3rd week of May every year, 19-25 May 2019. We would like to dedicate this week to our beautiful girls; Trinity Naicker, Mea Lily Meyer, and Karlien Roets. You can also bring awareness by proudly wearing your bracelets to represent them! To place an order, contact the agent in your area, or shop online.
Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week
Not long ago, a mom wanted to show the world that her little girl was just like everyone else with a few added accessories. This led to the creation of Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week. This annual event is now known as a viral campaign to spread awareness of trach patients, their families, and their caregivers across the world.
What is a Trach or Tracheostomy Tube?
A trach or tracheostomy tube is a small tube inserted into a hole into the trachea in the neck. This tube allows the person to breath without using or bypassing their mouth and nose. Some conditions that may require a trach include neuromuscular diseases, malformations of the airway or face, vocal cord paralysis, aspiration, disorders of respiratory control, obstructive sleep apnea, a variety of chronic lung diseases, tracheomalacia, tumors, and many other conditions.
Some children, youth, and adults may need a trach temporarily, while others may need one for a lifetime. Some also need additional support with the trach, such as oxygen or ventilator support, to assist in breathing.