Patient Stories 

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Mercy Ships Patient Stories

Daddy’s All Star Champion

In the developed world, children ask their parents for many things:  toys, pets, candy and other sweet treats, and roller-coaster rides courtesy...

What a Difference a Week Makes

Zakael grins from ear to ear. On a very hot summer day in Madagascar, the seven-year-old wears his shirt open, revealing a small surgical scar...

No Longer Left Behind

Sandrins sadly watches as her sisters run down their neighborhood road with the other children. They are excitedly ready for another day at...

Jordis’s Chance

  Eight-year-old Jordis’ photograph should be next to the word boy in the dictionary. While onboard the Africa Mercy, Jordis and his best...

Oceane

  When Philomen saw her baby after the surgery, she was speechless. The mass was gone! She alternated between contented smiles and joyful...

Smiling Ismael

  It is no accident that Ismael’s name sounds like “smile.” This cutie is basically a human-shaped bottle of smiles. When we first met him,...

Beautiful

  For a barely four-feet-tall woman named Claire, social rejection was a daily reality. The focus of this negative attention was an enormous...