Dear Friends & Family,
I have recently joined VOOM Foundation, a humanitarian non-profit organization that performs open-heart surgery in Nigeria to indigent patients who have no other option other than our services. Each year, VOOM hosts several open-heart surgery missions to Nigeria and leads the entire country in open-heart procedures performed, as a volunteer medical mission organization. I have been asked to help launch their very first prevention program. For those of you who know me, you know how dear health and nutrition is in my life and to have the ability to utilize my knowledge and give to another part of the world serving the world’s poor and vulnerable is a true blessing. I am excited to be part of VOOM and I am headed to Nigeria in December to begin accessing the health needs of the local community. I am asking all my friends, family and colleagues to consider supporting this great journey. More information on VOOM is posted below. Thank you for your consideration!
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 leads all health organizations in open-heart in the country. The long-term goal of VOOM Foundation is to create a sustaining healthcare program based on quality that provides impartial healthcare to everyone despite their ability to pay.