Dear Friends & Family,
In November of 2023, I will be traveling 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 patients and those 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 and 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 am very excited to learn about nursing in other countries and helping with recovering patients from life changing surgeries with a new ICU team.
If you feel called, I am raising funds to help cover the extra costs of travel, sourcing medical supplies, patient surgeries ensuring the the longevity of VOOM Foundation.
With much love and gratitude,