In May 2018, I am headed to Nigeria on an open-heart medical mission with VOOM Foundation. This will be my 5th mission to Nigeria in the past 3 years. As a member of the VOOM volunteer medical team, I will be working one-on-one with local medical staff, training and educating them after open-heart surgery. We will be working in Enugu, Nigeria at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, and our goal is to serve indigent patients who will not survive without our services. We are raising money to help fund our mission. Our team is recruited from across America, and we are 100% volunteer. All proceeds will go directly to patient care supporting some of the world’s most poor and vulnerable patients. Please help us deliver!
Below is more information on VOOM Foundation. A gift in any amount will be truly and greatly appreciated!
ABOUT VOOM: In 2014, VOOM Foundation through a partnership with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, restarted the once abandoned open-heart program in Nigeria. Nigerian’s suffering from heart disease either traveled out of the country for surgery or died. In Nigeria, with the population of 175M at the time, it was the only opportunity for Nigerians suffering from heart disease to get surgery. VOOM travels several times a year to Nigeria to perform life-saving surgery to those in need. To date, VOOM Foundation has performed a total of 164 open-heart cases and leads all other health organizations in the entire country. The long-term goal of VOOM Foundation is to create a sustaining healthcare program that provides impartial healthcare to everyone despite their ability to pay.