Founder of Devoted Skies
I have resided in various locations worldwide, but none can compare to Ilewo. Nestled in the remote outskirt village deep in the southwest region of Nigeria, West Africa, Ilewo boasts of warm and kind-hearted people, who are incredibly resilient. The area is characterized by beautiful tropical tree shades, fire-pits that emit sweet-smelling cookings, and colorful fabrics that are donned on joyous and festive occasions. The people are unassuming, content, and hopeful, always seeking ways to support their livelihood.
Despite the dilapidated town square, the sole major tarred road, and the river that serves as both the swimming pool and the source of freshwater, this community lacks basic medical supplies, as is common in many communities worldwide. Access to medical supplies can prevent wounds from becoming infected and leading to amputation or permanent disability. However, the unavailability of medical supplies, high out-of-pocket costs (exceeding 70%), long commutes for medical appointments, and a shortage of skilled healthcare professionals often results in interrupted care, causing great disappointment.
Nevertheless, this community has raised me to be the person I am today, and for that, I am eternally grateful. Sadly, not all children are as fortunate as I was. Many communities in developing countries face similar challenges. Devoted Skies aims to bridge the gap in emergency care delivery by moving from point A to B, instead of a comprehensive infrastructural overhaul from A to Z. Supporting this initiative can help provide access to modern care for people in rural communities worldwide, inspire others to give, and further the conversation on global healthcare inequities.
Medical supplies, critical to healthcare delivery in the world’s poorest regions will aid in the process of care without having to partake in holistic infrastructure rebuilds.
By critically evaluating the basic needs of patients in these rural communities, we can support in ensuring emergency care is provided before they are triaged to hospitals in metropolitan cities.
Our charity golf event ⛳ at Galloping Hills on May 5th 2023 was a tremendous success 🌞. A testament to the power of collaboration, passion, and purpose. We not only raised funds for a worthy cause Devoted Skies but also created lasting memories and relationships. Thank you all for being part of this journey! 🙏 See you next year...Read More
Recap from our Fundraiser held at the CAPSTONE West New York on November 26th, 2022. Special thanks to everyone who took time to attend the event. Packed house, lots to be grateful for, it was a blast! Join us next event, Follow us on social media to keep abreast...Read More