Don’t miss the end of year $50K Match!
While we are so thankful for all that has been accomplished in 2019, we know that the journey is far from over! Mercy Ships has an opportunity to help even more people in 2020, thanks to a generous donor who has agreed to match tax-deductible, year-end gifts up to $50,000 until December 31st.
With a year-end gift from faithful partners like you, more adults and children can find hope and healing where there once was none — children like Kadiatou.
The loving mother of five would sit with her fragile daughter on her lap, securing sandals to the little girl’s feet with some makeshift string. Without the complicated knots, the shoes would slip right off the girl’s tiny feet. Neglected from birth and now twisted almost beyond recognition, Kadiatou’s condition made her walk on the bridges of her feet instead of the soles making it painful for her to move on her own.
“She’s as energetic as her brothers and sisters but cannot do as much,” M’Mahawa said. “She cannot walk far without cutting herself.”
“I now have peace about her future,” M’Mahawa said. “I believe she will have better opportunities in life now that she is not outcast. She will get an education!”
Still very young, Kadiatou may not fully remember every aspect of her surgery or her reason for being on the ship. But what she will remember, is how to tie the shoelaces on her very own pair of shoes, which can finally fit her feet!