Patient Stories 

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Mercy Ships Patient Stories

Little Miracle

Imagine the joy Sylvie felt to learn that Mercy Ships was coming to Benin and a free surgery might be possible to straighten Miracle’s windswept...

Staying Strong Against Fear

By the time Juste was 4, the lump was bigger than a golf ball. But despite the cyst, Juste remained strong, fearless, funny and carefree. But...

A Happy Life Restored

  A Growing Tumor, Shrinking Hope As the tumor grew, people began staring at Isabelle in horror. She was ridiculed everywhere she went–even...

Hope in Sight

A Dangerous Wait Mary’s tumor, a neurofibroma, had been growing for years. Her desperate family took her to doctor after doctor, only to hear the...

Meet Baby Serah

Sandrine’s tears of joy quickly turned into sobs of fear after her longed-for daughter was born. Serah was born with acute bilateral clubfeet....

Somaya’s Second Chance

Praying as the Pain Progressed. Neny continued to pray as Somaya’s challenges increased. When she started learning to speak, Somaya’s malformed...

Tahiry’s Determined Mom

As Tahiry approached his second birthday, Victorine noticed something a bit odd – Tahiry’s legs were taking the shape of the letter “O.” She...

Changing Muriella’s Story

Viewed from the left side of her profile, Muriella’s natural beauty made her stand out in the screening crowd of over a thousand. With her trendy...

No Longer Left Behind

A Path Filled with Pain Fifalina’s legs appeared normal when she was born, but as she started to grow, her leg bones began to curve. Each year,...

Minette’s Cinderella Story

Minette excitedly sat in the chair, patiently waiting as the hairstylist worked her magic. She could hardly believe this moment had arrived – the...

Cardo’s Bright Future

Cardo looked through the lens of the camera, watching his new friends making faces and acting silly. It isn’t every day someone discovers a whole...