In December, I am headed back to Nigeria on my second open-heart medical mission with VOOM Foundation. I am very excited to return to the native country of my heritage and provide care for those in need, in addition to training and educating the local surgeons. I am raising funds to support one indigent who cannot afford surgery the opportunity to receive new life. Over 60% of Nigeria is in poverty. So many people suffering from heart disease will die due to lack of care from the inability to produce funds. I am dedicating this page to one patient. Please help me reach my goal. Below is more information on VOOM Foundation. A gift in any amount will be truly and greatly appreciated!
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, VOOM foundation 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 190 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.