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Elizabeth Mitchell- May 2024 Mission

Join My Efforts to Save Lives in Nigeria!

Dear Friends & Family,


In May 2024, I will be traveling to Oraifite, Nigeria, to participate in an open-heart medical mission with the VOOM Foundation.


Growing up I've always wanted to serve and help others. I come from a long family line of nurses who have provided a wonderful foundation for my aspirations to become a nurse and have painted a beautiful picture of the importance of the nurses’ role in serving others. Since graduating college, for the past seven years, I have been working as an RN in the ICU at Ascension Seton Hays in Kyle Texas and It has been my pleasure to be able to care for others in their most critical time of need. To expand on my dream of serving others I would love the opportunity to broaden my horizons by going on a mission trip to Nigeria to provide the important role of a nurse to those in desperate need of essential care. I look forward to providing compassionate care from a different perspective and to being a part of the mission to improve the standard of care for those who are greatly underserved.


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. These findings ignited the VOOM Foundation to begin partnering with local hospitals and providing infrastructure, equipment, and supplies to start local programs.  We are proud to say that in 2023, VOOM led all healthcare facilities in Nigeria in open-heart procedures performed. An amazing accomplishment, but it just goes to show how much work needs to be done, and I am excited to be part of this mission.


If you feel called, I am raising funds to help cover the extra costs of travel, sourcing of medical supplies, patient surgeries, and ensuring the longevity of VOOM Foundation and our mission program.   



With much love and gratitude,


Elizabeth


(I have included a video below so you can see some of the work of VOOM Foundation or you can visit VOOM Foundation's website.)

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