In June 2019, I will be headed to Nigeria for an open-heart medical mission with VOOM Foundation. I will be working with local surgeons training and educating during surgical procedures with the goal of sustainability. We will be working in Enugu, Nigeria, at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Our goal is to serve indigent patients who will not survive without our services. We are raising money to fund patient surgery and support cost of shipping medical supplies over seas. Although there are no charges for our services, pre-operative and post operative care often burden heart patients and often keep them from seeking life saving treatment. With over 60% of the country in poverty, we are working to serve the populations that have no options. Please consider a gift and help us save lives!
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 202 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.