Posted in Real Stories

Healing for Houssainatou

Posted on April 12, 2019 / ,

Ten-year-old Houssainatou lives in the highlands of Guinea with her parents and her four siblings. Her childhood has been a happy one: she talks about playing jump rope with her friends, helping to take care of her little brother, and climbing the trees that speckled their neighborhood. Her father, Souleymane, has worked hard to protect … Continued

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What a Difference Hope Makes

Posted on April 2, 2019 / ,

When Mafoudiya was born, her mother, Mabinty, wasn’t able to fully enjoy her new baby girl’s bright eyes or sweet smile because she was consumed with worry. Her daughter was born with a cleft lip, and in their village there was no access to the medical help they needed to repair her smile. As Mafoudiya … Continued

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The Long Road to Healing

Posted on April 2, 2019 / , ,

“I may grow another head if nothing is done to save me…” A newspaper headline in Liberia captured this cry for help from a 23-year-old girl named Fatu. A growth on her face was slowly suffocating her and causing significant pain — both physically and emotionally. “I’m always sad and lonely because most of my … Continued

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Rekindled Dreams

Posted on April 2, 2019 / ,

Samory never imagined that neglecting a toothache would result in a facial tumor that threatened to take away his dreams and quite possibly his life. Four years after his pain began, the once healthy 25-year-old was a shell of his former self — as the tumor grew, his self-esteem began to deflate. Having grown up … Continued

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Assiatou’s first steps

Posted on February 12, 2019 / ,

Assiatou leaned forward gingerly, pressing her foot to the ground — heel first, then the sole, until even her toes were flat on the hospital floor. She shuffled forward carefully before a smile broke out across her face. It was only a tiny movement, but for the 18-year-old, it was a step towards healing. When she … Continued

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Reaching Out: Tresor’s Story

Posted on February 12, 2019 / ,

Tresor is a ten-year-old boy with an explosive laugh. He’s a cheeky prankster with a competitive spirit, and he’s completely unafraid to speak his mind. He’s the kind of child you’d call unstoppable.

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A Miracle for Emmanuel

Posted on February 12, 2019 / ,

Leocadie and her husband Edwige were filled with excitement when they found out they were expecting their fourth child. Leocadie was thrilled to have a new baby boy!

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Going the Extra Mile: Paul Bernard’s Story

Posted on February 12, 2019 / ,

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 like any other. But in his sleep, his cousin accidentally knocked over a nearby kerosene lamp, lighting their mattress on fire and engulfing the bed in flames.

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A Hope Center for the hopeless

Posted on January 9, 2019 / ,

Just a 15-minute walk from where the Africa Mercy is currently docked — in the port of Conakry, Guinea — sits a beehive of activity and energy. Here, Mercy Ships patients can be found playing games, laughing, sharing meals, and living life in community.

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Posted in Real Stories

Healing for Houssainatou

Posted on April 12, 2019 / ,

Ten-year-old Houssainatou lives in the highlands of Guinea with her parents and her four siblings. Her childhood has been a happy one: she talks about playing jump rope with her friends, helping to take care of her little brother, and climbing the trees that speckled their neighborhood. Her father, Souleymane, has worked hard to protect … Continued

Read More

What a Difference Hope Makes

Posted on April 2, 2019 / ,

When Mafoudiya was born, her mother, Mabinty, wasn’t able to fully enjoy her new baby girl’s bright eyes or sweet smile because she was consumed with worry. Her daughter was born with a cleft lip, and in their village there was no access to the medical help they needed to repair her smile. As Mafoudiya … Continued

Read More

The Long Road to Healing

Posted on April 2, 2019 / , ,

“I may grow another head if nothing is done to save me…” A newspaper headline in Liberia captured this cry for help from a 23-year-old girl named Fatu. A growth on her face was slowly suffocating her and causing significant pain — both physically and emotionally. “I’m always sad and lonely because most of my … Continued

Read More

Rekindled Dreams

Posted on April 2, 2019 / ,

Samory never imagined that neglecting a toothache would result in a facial tumor that threatened to take away his dreams and quite possibly his life. Four years after his pain began, the once healthy 25-year-old was a shell of his former self — as the tumor grew, his self-esteem began to deflate. Having grown up … Continued

Read More

Assiatou’s first steps

Posted on February 12, 2019 / ,

Assiatou leaned forward gingerly, pressing her foot to the ground — heel first, then the sole, until even her toes were flat on the hospital floor. She shuffled forward carefully before a smile broke out across her face. It was only a tiny movement, but for the 18-year-old, it was a step towards healing. When she … Continued

Read More

Reaching Out: Tresor’s Story

Posted on February 12, 2019 / ,

Tresor is a ten-year-old boy with an explosive laugh. He’s a cheeky prankster with a competitive spirit, and he’s completely unafraid to speak his mind. He’s the kind of child you’d call unstoppable.

Read More

A Miracle for Emmanuel

Posted on February 12, 2019 / ,

Leocadie and her husband Edwige were filled with excitement when they found out they were expecting their fourth child. Leocadie was thrilled to have a new baby boy!

Read More

Going the Extra Mile: Paul Bernard’s Story

Posted on February 12, 2019 / ,

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 like any other. But in his sleep, his cousin accidentally knocked over a nearby kerosene lamp, lighting their mattress on fire and engulfing the bed in flames.

Read More

A Hope Center for the hopeless

Posted on January 9, 2019 / ,

Just a 15-minute walk from where the Africa Mercy is currently docked — in the port of Conakry, Guinea — sits a beehive of activity and energy. Here, Mercy Ships patients can be found playing games, laughing, sharing meals, and living life in community.

Read More