Dear Friends and Family,
I am headed to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria for my second medical mission trip. My role as an ICU nurse will be to help patients heal and teach Nigerian staff best practices of care in a learning environment. We will be performing open-heart surgery to patients that would die without work. I am raising funds to help support my expenses and support indigent patients who cannot afford surgery. Please consider helping me deliver this work. Thank you in advance for your support. Below is some information about 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 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.