Patient Stories 

Patient
Stories 

 

Mercy Ships Patient Stories

A Journey From Pain to Promise

When Diacko was a baby, others in his village would regularly stop his mother, Youma, just to tell her how beautiful he was. Then, when he turned...

Healing for Houleye

Khadiatou watches her 5-year-old niece having fun with her friends. The little girl beams as she chases the other...

Healing Birane’s Smile

Birane was born with a cleft lip that made it difficult to eat and speak properly — and harder to express the joyful spirit...

Hope Shines Through

When she was just a baby, her parents noticed a small lump growing above her left eye. By the time she was 5 years old...

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...

A Lifetime of Change

Fatimata’s Story: Khady, 18-years-old, is the youngest child in a big family and hopes to one day have a large family of her own.   “At least...

A New Voice of Hope

The village in Senegal that Mouhamed and his family call home isn’t even on the map. To reach it, you must follow a red dirt road for miles...