Dearest Friends, Family and Colleagues,
This December I am joining VOOM Foundation on their 13th open-heart medical mission. As many of you may know, VOOM is very dear to me as my father Dr. Vincent Ohaju is the founder and CEO. As I have followed his footsteps into medicine, this year I will be joining the VOOM family to deliver open-heart surgery to the indigent community of Nigeria. As a fourth year medical student, this opportunity will allow me to work in a operating room environment allowing me to attain skills needed as I will soon choose my field of medicine. I will also be working in a tough environment with limited resources and giving to a community in desperate need of an open-heart program. I am asking all my friends, family and colleagues to consider supporting this great journey I will be taking and investing my future work. 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.