Patient stories of hope
It took months for cataracts to destroy Tresor’s vision—and just twenty minutes to restore it.
One windswept leg was robbing Esther of the joys of childhood while threatening her future.
Monique hid her blindness from her family, until it finally shut her off from the world.
Cecilia always smiled, even when her twisted knee made walking painful.
When Edith was 7, a tumor started growing on her face—just like the giant one on her mother’s face.
Ashamed of the tumor that was destroying his life, Ernest hid in the dark.
Both sisters were born blind, and their mother thought she was cursed.
Prinscio was ashamed of his twisted feet. Now he’s excited to run and play like other kids.
Unable to breastfeed because of her cleft palate, Haingo was slowly starving to death.
Born with bowed legs, David faced a lifetime of pain without surgery...
Jacques and his sisters Marie and Elodie were all blind from cataracts…
Maurinho was born with severely bowed legs that made even standing and walking nearly impossible.
Volunteer stories of mercy
Dr. Gary Parker has had a front-row view of the great surgical need.
"What they give back to us is more than we could ever give."
"You can’t help but be changed when you serve the Lord."
"I'm not the same person I was when I left home."
"Any little part I can do to help is worth it."
"I have been changed and I have grown here."
35 years of healing the world's poor
How the world’s largest charity hospital ship provides care and neighborly love.
Many of the world’s poor suffer or even die from easily treatable medical conditions.
Discover the origins and history of our international humanitarian organization.
Our mission to leave a lasting impact in Togo.