Share

banner
banner

Dr. Monaco October 2023 Pediatric Medical Mission

Join My Efforts to Save Lives in Nigeria!

Hello Friends, Family, and Colleagues, 

 

In October of 2023, I will be returning to Oraifite, Nigeria to participate in an open-heart medical mission with the VOOM Foundation. 

 

Our team will utilize our expertise to train and educate the local cardiac staff at the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital.  We will also focus our care on underserved children who cannot afford the high cost of open-heart surgery.  

 

In 2013, there was not a single facility in Nigeria where you could receive heart surgery. The VOOM Foundation changed all that by partnering with local hospitals, providing infrastructure, equipment and supplies to start a local program. VOOM Foundation medical teams travel into the country several times a year with two goals...to teach and to serve a population that otherwise would not receive care. 


I attended the pediatric mission in November 2022. We performed 14 open heart surgeries. Last year we had a list of over 250 kids waiting for surgery. This year we are really looking forward to helping even more children that need it. This October, we will be running two operating rooms simultaneously and bringing two surgeons in order to help as many kids as we can.

I am really looking forward to serving in this capacity, sharing a smile, building connections and leaving a sustainable impact. 

 

If you feel called, I am raising funds to help cover the extra costs of medical supplies, patient scholarships for the children receiving surgery, and supporting the mission of the VOOM Foundation in order to help the people we will serve with hopes of building a healthier and more resilient community. 

 

With much love and gratitude, 

Mike


Comments

Recent Activity

Name Caroline Redmond
Activity Type Donation
Amount $250.00
Date 10/24/23
Message Blessings on you Mike and your colleagues for this amazing work .
Name Eva Spelman
Activity Type Mailing list
Amount -
Date 10/20/23
Name Eva Spelman
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $100.00
Date 10/20/23
Name Bill Virginia Ebner
Activity Type Donation
Amount $50.00
Date 10/20/23
Name Rebecca Fox
Activity Type Donation
Amount $50.00
Date 10/17/23

Join Our Mailing List

Terms and Privacy