In May 2018, I will be joining VOOM Foundation on a medical mission trip to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria for their 19th open-heart medical mission. I will be working one-one-one with the local cardiac staff training and educating as we perform intervention procedures. 95% of the 188M Nigerians are without essential medical services and I believe this will be an amazing opportunity for me to do what I love, while working with the worlds most poor and vulnerable patients. We are raising money to support the mission and costs related to patient care. Our goal is to deliver services to indigents who cannot afford the procedures we will provide. Please consider helping me to deliver this work. I thank you in advance for your consideration. Below is more information on VOOM Foundation.
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 169 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.