This project has only been active since January of 2018, but it has taken off and we have LOTS of applicants. This is very exciting, but a project run by 1 tubie and reliant on donations and art sales only covers so many packages a month, so we must set some guidelines that help us narrow things down for now!
Here are some basic guidelines we go by when going through applications:
1. Type of tube: we focus on surgical tubes because we are able to be of more help to those who have the added challenges of surgery/recovery 2. Date of placement: we prioritize applications for anyone having surgery in the upcoming 1-3 months as well as those who just had surgery within the past 6 or so weeks. We then look at apps for 6 months in either direction of the current date3. Support system: we prioritize those who have little to no support system and minimal knowledge about online support groups, etsy shops, and all of the products that can help keep tubes as clean & comfortable (& stylish) as possible.