Patient Stories 

Patient
Stories 

 

Mercy Ships Patient Stories

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...

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,...

A Straighter Path for Esther

Esther’s mother, Mabel, tried to find a way to fix her vibrant little girl’s twisted leg. She was told that nothing could be done and that it was...

Monique Sees Better Days Ahead

Monique’s Brave Battle. By the time she was 6 years old, Monique could no longer see well enough to go to school. So, she stayed at home with...

Ulrich Stands TALL

A unique case onboard the Africa Mercy; muscles in Ulrich's legs didn’t develop at the same rate as his bones, leaving his legs bent drastically backward.

Cecilia’s Reason to Smile

An Answered Prayer Emmanuel brought his little girl to our hospital ship. He hoped that when they returned home, Cecilia’s knock-knee would be...