Patient Stories 

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Stories 

 

Mercy Ships Patient Stories

New Life Begins

Physical and Emotional Suffering "What's that in your mouth?" asked friends and classmates. Eventually, curiosity turned into laughter and...

Freed from Shame

Aminata's Story: Ousman was thrilled when he received a call from his sister saying that his niece had finally been born. However, that...

Reaching for a New Life

Gamai grew more and more aware that she was not like other children. She wanted to play, to go to school, and even help her mother around the...

Love at First Sight

“I held my babies after they were born, and I couldn’t see their faces,” said Adama. “I thought this would last forever; that I would never know...

Inside and Out

Smile and Confidence Restored. Mafoudiya’s mother heard about Mercy Ships and learned that the Africa Mercy was sailing into the capital of...

What a Difference Hope Makes

Mafoudiya's Story: ​When Mafoudiya was born, her mother, Mabinty, wasn’t able to fully enjoy her new baby girl’s bright eyes or sweet smile...

The Long Road to Healing

Fatu's Story: “I may grow another head if nothing is done to save me…” A newspaper headline in Liberia captured this cry for help from a...

Rekindled Dreams

Samory's Story: Samory never imagined that neglecting a toothache would result in a facial tumor that threatened to take away his dreams and...

Change Lives. Restore Joy.

Onboard the Africa Mercy, Djazim received life-changing nutrition, care, and physical and emotional healing. Caring staff even taught him a new song...

Assiatou’s First Steps

Assiatou's Story: Assiatou leaned forward gingerly, pressing her foot to the ground — heel first, then the sole, until even her toes were flat on...

Reaching Out

Tresor’s Story: Tresor is a ten-year-old boy with an explosive laugh. He’s a cheeky prankster with a competitive spirit, and he’s completely...

A Miracle for Emmanuel

Leocadie and her husband Edwige were filled with excitement when they found out they were expecting their fourth child. Leocadie was thrilled to...

Going the Extra Mile

Paul Bernard’s Story: The air was warm and thick in the room where three-year-old Paul Bernard and his older cousin were sleeping. It was a night...

Born to Play

Adam's Story: It was no surprise that nine-year-old Adam-Zidane loved playing soccer. He was named after the famous French soccer...