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.

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...

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...

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...

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...