Ousman was excited to receive the call from his sister saying that his niece had finally been born. However, that excitement quickly turned into heartache once he learned that baby Aminata had been born with a cleft lip. When he heard the distress in his sister’s voice, Ousman felt desperate …Read More »
Diacko was a handsome baby. In fact, the other villagers would often stop his mother, Youma, while they were out to tell her how good looking her little boy was. Then, when he was about 3 years old, his legs began to bow outwards, and slowly the admiring glances became …Read More »
In order to carry out our work in Africa, we use Four-wheel drive vehicles (all-terrain vehicles). In every nation we evaluate patients. Our medical teams, all volunteers, examine patients day and night to see if treatment is possible on the ship and are scheduled for an operation. Our next destination, …Read More »
Djimby may be small, but she is nothing short of powerful. The 6-year-old’s strong will and independence come from her grandmother, Ndeye, whose example has helped instill these values into her granddaughter. But, Djimby’s strong personality can’t hide the painful condition that the young girl has had to endure most …Read More »
Merry Christmas to the Mercy Ships Community — Near and Far This Christmas season, we’re taking time to reflect — and to hope. As we gather together in spirit to celebrate Christ’s birth, we’re reminded of exactly why we do this work. Just as the birth of Jesus signaled a …Read More »
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