Memories of Mercy: Toffa’s Story

Memories of Mercy: Toffa’s Story

For many people in developed countries, the growth of cataracts clouding their vision means a trip to the ophthalmologist and outpatient surgery. But for those we serve — who lack access to medical care — a condition such as cataracts can impact their entire life,...
Memories of Mercy: Emmanoel’s Story

Memories of Mercy: Emmanoel’s Story

It’s been over 40 years since our mission of hope and healing was launched with a simple dream, but since then, thousands of people have received life-changing surgical care. As we look back on some of our previous patients’ journeys, we are reminded of the impact...
Memories of Mercy: Lucrech’s Story

Memories of Mercy: Lucrech’s Story

In 2013 Mercy Ships served off the coast of the Republic of Congo. During the Africa Mercy’s 10-month stay in the port of Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, volunteers offered free surgeries to remove tumors and cataracts, fix bent limbs, and heal burn wound...
A Journey From Pain to Promise

A Journey From Pain to Promise

When Diacko was a baby, others in his village would regularly stop his mother, Youma, just to tell her how beautiful he was. Then, when he turned 3 years old, Diacko’s legs began to bow painfully outward. Youma’s heart would break as the compliments her son used to...