MitoAction

We are excited to announce our newest partner - MitoAction! 

MitoAction is a nonprofit organization founded by patients, parents, and Boston-area hospital healthcare leaders to improve the quality of life for children, adults and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy, and clinical research initiatives.

Like Care+Wear, MitoAction is committed to improving patient experiences, helping thousands of patients and families across the country every year. Learn more about MitoAction and their mission at http://www.mitoaction.org/about-us

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Go to www.careandwear.com/mitoaction and 10% of your total purchase goes to supporting children, adults, and caregivers affected by a mitochondrial disease.

In September, Care+Wear attended MitoAction's Mito Energy Walk and 5k. Check out photos from the event below!

Care+Wear team member Christina with Care+Wear's raffle winner, Thomas from Thomas' Team

Christina with Abby from Team Abby Mac and her brother

Christina with Mighty Matthew

About Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial disease is an inherited chronic illness that can be present at birth or develop later in life. It causes debilitating physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities with symptoms including poor growth; loss of muscle coordination; muscle weakness and pain; seizures; vision and/or hearing loss; gastrointestinal issues; learning disabilities; and organ failure. It is estimated that 1 in 4,000 people has Mito. It’s progressive and there is no cure.

Sizing & Guidelines

PICC Line Covers:

Instructions:

1. Place the cover over medical dressing. Fit should be snug, mesh window should cover PICC site. The Care+Wear logo should be at the bottom of the cover once placed.

2. Remove daily to inspect PICC line site.

3. Wash regularly.

4. Contact your doctor immediately with any swelling, redness, pain, or fever.

Measurement:

1. Have a friend measure the circumference of your arm where the PICC line will be or is already inserted.

2. Compare your measurement to the chart below. For best fit, use our sizing chart. When in doubt, go smaller - our covers are stretchy.

3. You can also refer to our sizing video if you still need help. 

Chest Access Clothing:

Please use the graphic to the right as a guideline for comparing measurements against the size chart provided for all Chest Access Clothing. Please keep in mind that these measurements were taken when laid flat.

 

1. Dual Chest Access Hoodies:

2. Dual Chest Access Women's Shirt:

3. Dual Chest Access Kids Tee Shirt:

4. Dual Chest Access Polo Shirt:

Recovery Bra:

Please use the below graphic for guidance when measuring your bust.

Please refer to the below measurements for sizing of the Bra. If you are between sizes, size down as this bra tends to run large.

Mobility Gloves:

Use the below hand graphic as a guide when measuring your hands for our Mobility Gloves.

Compare your measurement to the sizing chart below. Please note these measurements are taken from the glove product itself so we suggest leaving a tiny bit of wiggle room since these don't stretch much!

The NICU One-Piece:

Please use the below graphic as a guideline for the One-Piece measurements against the size chart provided below. Please keep in mind that these measurements were taken when laid flat.

 Please refer to the below measurements for sizing of the One-Piece. The One-Piece is a one-size outfit that will accommodate a 3-6 lbs, premature baby.

Patient Gowns:

Small Measurements: 23.25 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 23.5 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.

Medium Measurements: 24.75 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 25 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.

Large Measurements: 26.25 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 26.5 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.