Guest Blog: Sir Ray Avery invites you to #keeplittleheartsbeating

600-Ray Avery low res1I am writing to personally ask all fellow Kea members for your help in supporting our Global fundraising campaign #keeplittleheartsbeating.

You may not know, but over three million babies die each year within the first 28 days of life. As a scientist and a parent I know first-hand – there is nothing more heart-breaking than seeing a newborn baby die needlessly before getting a chance at life – rare in New Zealand, but a shockingly everyday event in developing nations.

But here’s the good news.

Using Kiwi Ingenuity we’ve designed a state-of-the-art, low-cost neonatal incubator that is set to reduce infant mortality rates on a global scale. Through #keeplittleheartsbeating, our global fundraising campaign, we’re aiming to raise the two million dollars needed to get the $2,000 per unit incubator into production and start saving little lives.

Here’s where the Kea community can help.

You can make an online donation using the link below.Every little helps and you can of course use your personal influence to help raise global awareness for this very worthy cause. All you need to do is take a photo selfie with a heart motive, or create a short video clip and say “Help us keep little hearts beating”. Just use your imagination and post it online via Instagram, Facebook, or just pass it on to your friends.

You’ll be in very good company – visit to see who’s joined the party.

Let’s show the world the power and reach of the Kea network working for good.

Thank you for helping us make a difference.

Kindest regards
Sir Ray Avery GNZM
CEO Medicine Mondiale