About us

The Problem;

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 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.Steve "Buckwheat" Rumley
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.  See Instructions.

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 $740K for ALS research.

What differentiates "The Buckwheat" from the other peg tube Stands is the ability to secure the syringe to the feeding tube.  No more leaks or hand cramps from holding them together!  We are also a fraction of the price of our competitors.