In honor of Mother’s Day and mothers around the world, Design that Matters invites you to support our crowdfunding campaign, hosted on the freshly redesigned platform Indiegogo.
We are raising $10,000 to launch creation of Pelican pocket pulse oximeter, a durable, affordable tool for diagnosing babies with pneumonia.
We’re also raising awareness of pneumonia, a condition that we in the U.S. hardly ever worry about, and the #1 cause of death in children under five.
Pelican has the potential to help save hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide.
But we need your support to make this happen!
We need as many people as possible to join our campaign to build the momentum we need to fight newborn pneumonia. Take action:
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Even if you can't contribute financially, please help us spread the word about Project Pelican and pneumonia awareness!
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