Patient Stories 

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Mercy Ships Patient Stories

The Most Beautiful Thing

Today, my home made a woman cry . . . it was the most beautiful thing I’d seen all day. My home at the moment happens to be a large, floating...

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 buddy,...

Oceane

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

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, we got...

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 goiter...