Posted in Real Stories

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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Born to play – Adam’s Story

Posted on January 9, 2019 / ,

Nine-year-old Adam dreamed of playing soccer, but because of his twisted foot he could barely even walk. But thanks to support from friends like you, Adam received safe, free surgery, and physical and emotional healing!

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Maeva’s first shoes

Posted on August 20, 2018 /

Maeva’s four-year-old brother had discovered some matches and was playing with them when the mosquito net covering his baby sister caught fire. Within minutes, the net was engulfed in flames, trapping Maeva and her tortured cries inside.

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Healing the Hurt

Posted on August 20, 2018 /

“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, Edwige made a promise that she would do everything she could to find healing for Pierre’s twisted legs. 

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Helping the lame walk – Meet Dr. Frank

Posted on June 27, 2018 / , ,

When Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Frank Haydon first learned about Mercy Ships, he felt moved to action to use his skills to provide transformational healing for those who need it most. He has served with Mercy Ships every year since 2009, and he and his wife, Kathleen, continue to volunteer worldwide. How has volunteering as an orthopedic surgeon in West Africa … Continued

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