Dear Friends & Family,
I recently started as an intern for VOOM Foundation and am very excited to begin this campaign to help save lives in Nigeria. I became interested in VOOM when I heard about the organization through a friend. After speaking with the director about my passion for non-profits in the public health arena, I was hooked on VOOM’s mission right from the beginning. Please join me in my efforts to provide someone in Nigeria with desperately needed heart surgery and together we can save lives!
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.