Patient Stories 

Patient
Stories 

 

Mercy Ships Patient Stories

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...

Journey to Recovery

Meet Salamatou and Mariama: Because the girls did not have access to proper nutrition growing up, Salamatou and Mariama developed a condition...

Paul’s Fight for Life

Your Compassion Brings Mercy. Cradling her beloved child in her arms, Francoise traveled to the Cameroon port where the Africa Mercy was docked....

Maeva’s First Shoes

It was a sunny, relaxed afternoon in the village. The air was thick with heat as one-month-old Maeva slept peacefully in her crib. The curtains...

Healing the Hurt

Pierre's Story: “What happened to me, mommy?” Pierre would ask, “When are you going to fix my legs?” Unsure how to answer her four-year-old son,...