I am currently in Nigeria on my 4th open-heart medical mission. As many of you know, I am very passionate about VOOM Foundation impact we have on lives. We have performed 12 open-heart medical missions in Nigeria and currently lead the nation in open-heart cases performed. Our goal is to raise the level of care through education, leaving a lasting IMPACT on the country. Below is a pic of patients whose lives were saved during my first medical mission. 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 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 based on quality that provides impartial healthcare to everyone despite their ability to pay.