Mairead Hess - November 2022 Open-Heart Mission
VOOM Foundation Medical Mission
Hello Friends and Family,
Thank you for taking a moment to learn about the VOOM Medical Mission trip I will be attending this November. My name is May, and I’m a cardiovascular intensive care nurse from Oregon. My colleague and friend, Amanda Foggia, and I applied to join after learning about VOOM from another colleague.
Surgery will be at the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital in Oraifite/Anambra State. Our focus will be to train local medical professionals and serve indigent patients who have no option. With over 45% of the country in poverty, Nigerians suffer grave consequences for something that is completely treatable in developed countries.
Caring for patients with open heart surgery is complex, and it is a special opportunity to use our training for the greater good. I am excited to learn from our Nigerian counterparts and patients and to see a new part of the world. With your help, funds will be used to defray the costs of my flight, visa and travel vaccinations. Thank you for considering!
Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.