Patient Stories

Mercy Ships Patient Stories

We love to share our stories of hope and healing to all. Our patient stories will give an inside look at Mercy Ships patients and their life-saving procedures.

Healing for Houssainatou

Houssainatou’s childhood was defined by a painful tumor that had grown steadily in her mouth since she was a toddler....

Los Primeros Pasos de Assiatou

Conozca a Assiatou  Conozca a Assiatou¡Mira el viaje de Assiatou aquí! Assiatou se inclinó hacia delante con cautela, apoyando el pie en el...

Assiatou’s First Steps

MeetAssiatou  Meet AssiatouWatch Assiatou's journey here! Assiatou leaned forward gingerly, pressing her foot to the ground — heel first,...

Most Likely to Succeed

When she was a child, Marie Madeleine developed a muscle contracture in her leg. As she continued to grow, her knee hyperextended backward...

Her Legs and Life Restored

With her legs bowed at 45-degree angles, each day was a struggle for Aicha and a painful reminder that she was not like other little girls...

Hope for Houleye

Houleye was born with a tumor on her neck that grew larger and more dangerous as she grew older. Her condition not only...