Patient stories of hope
She was just a toddler when painful burns all but destroyed her arms and dreams. All Gamai wanted was to be like other little girls.
Adama was blind for nearly a year. She'd never seen her babies' faces. She thought this was her fate, forever.
Mafoudiya felt invisible. It was hard to see past her deformity. Her cleft lip caused her emotional and physical pain.
Djazim developed a condition known as windswept legs. His exuberance diminished. His future was in danger.
Julienne’s bowed legs grew worse each year. So did the rejection, shame and isolation.
Without proper nutrition growing up, Pierre’s twisted, windswept legs threatened his future.
When poor nutrition caused a bone deformation in two sisters, their entire futures were threatened.
When Edith was 7, a tumor started growing on her face—just like the giant one on her mother’s face.
Unable to eat or drink because of his cleft lip and palate, Paul’s life was in danger.
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.
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."
40 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.