Embrace Life, One at a Time

Educating mothers and caregivers around the world about neonatal care and training them to use the Embrace infant incubator.
Meghbartma Gautam
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Stanford, California
United States
8 Team Members

Hi!  My name is Devika. 

I'm a sophomore at Stanford studying product design engineering and building amazing products. My birthday is May 7th. It was supposed to be June 30th. 

Just like me, 1 in 10 babies born on this planet are premature. In a developed country like the US, I was able to survive and thrive with cutting edge neo-natal care. However, in developing countries, this is not true. Embrace is helping these premature and low-birth-weight babies to see the next day. 

Embrace is a "warmer in a box" for newborns. Premature and low weight babies need warmth to survive problems like neonatal hypothermia. A mechanism to access this warmth is not available readily in developing countries. The Embrace baby warmer is replacing unsafe alternatives like light-bulbs and hot water bottles in these regions. 

My team and I are running this campaign is to raise awareness and funds for neonatal education. Embrace is on a mission to create a community of empowered and educated healthcare workers working shoulder to shoulder with mothers to save babies in developing countries. 

Embrace will use funds from this campaign to design the best visual tools and methods for delivering information to the neonatal workers and mothers.  By the end of 2014, Embrace aims to reach 10,000 educators who will in turn reach over 150,000 low birth weight & premature infants around the world.

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  • $1USD
    An Embrace

    Help bring a little warmth to vulnerable infants. Grab your shoulders with your opposite hands and give yourself a little warmth for making a valuable contribution!

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    Thank you card

    Embrace thank you card

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    Indiegogo tote + goodies

    Carry your frisbee/hacky sack in style with this Indiegogo tote. Must be able to pick up in Palo Alto.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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    Indiegogo t-shirt

    Women's Small Indiegogo t-shirt. Must be able to pick up in Palo Alto.

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    Hypothermic care education

    Educate at least one mother on how to care for her hypothermic child

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  • $75USD
    Coffee with a Founder

    Learn about Embrace's launch, growth and future in a chat with founder Linus Liang over coffee in Palo Alto.

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    Train staff

    Train a staff of doctors, nurses and midwives on how to recognize, prevent and treat hypothermia

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    Infant warmer

    Sponsor an infant warmer that can help dozens of low birth weight and premature infants

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    "Spread the Warmth" Book

    An Embrace Founder signed copy of "Spread the Warmth; a Story About Doing Good", beautifully-illustrated book about Embrace's work for adults and kids alike.

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