In December, I am headed back to Nigeria on my second open-heart medical mission with VOOM Foundation. I am very excited to return and teach the local staff best practices while saving lives. I will also mentoring a U.S. trained perfusion student during this trip. I hope you will consider assisting me through this journey. 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, 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 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.