The Gastronauts

In 2011, Ostomy SA was introduced to the Gastronaut puppets. These were developed by a husband and wife team in Wales and are distributed throughout the world to child ostomates to help them understand about life with a stoma.

Each puppet has their own stoma to help STNs explain to children, their family and siblings, the workings of a stoma.

Ostomy SA has a program to distribute a Gastronaut puppet to every new child ostomate and to Adelaide based STNs. We currently have 26 child ostomates and in December 2012, through the generous donations of our supporters, we were able to ensure all of our current child ostomates received their own puppet.

One puppet comes at a cost of $30 and can be purchased by contacting us. If you would like to assist us with our Puppet Project, donations can be made using our donations form.