Remembering Carolyn Lynch

Carolyn Lynch, a tireless advocate for education and health care in New England and around the world, died of complications from a recent diagnosis of leukemia, on October 1st.  She was 69.  DtM wishes to recognize Carolyn's generosity and encouragement when DtM was just getting started.  Carolyn and her husband Peter were among DtM's first major donors. Carolyn made it possible for us to tackle the challenge of improving newborn survival in developing countries.  Her legacy at Design that Matters includes the hundreds of local university students and professional volunteers we have inspired to apply their skills to designing a better world for the most vulnerable, and our Firefly phototherapy device, which has now treated more than 20,000 newborns in eighteen developing countries.