Hope Shines a Light

Valerie couldn’t bear the thought that her daughter might face the same hateful words and taunts she’d always lived with. So, she searched for help.

“When I heard about Mercy Ships, I was given something I didn’t have before,” recalled Valerie. “Hope.”

First, Valerie came to the Africa Mercy where our volunteer surgeons carefully removed her tumor.

When she returned home, Edith was excited to see her mother, and was elated to know there was hope that her tumor could be removed, too.

“When I saw my mother for the first time, I was so happy,” shared Edith. “She is beautiful.”


Her Bright New Future

Soon, Edith went through a surgery similar to her mother’s.

Today, Edith is also tumor-free. Now, she can fearlessly work to fulfill her dream of becoming a math teacher. And someday, have the family and children she’s always wanted.