Country: Guinea. / Age: 4 years Gamai was just a toddler when she pulled a pot of boiling water over and badly burned her arms. Her parents rushed her to the hospital but were only given ointment for treatment. Because she didn’t get proper care for her burns, Gamai’s arms …Read More »
Meet Haingo, from Madagascar Haingo’s cleft lip was obvious, but it was a tiny, unseen hole in the roof of her mouth that was preventing the 7-month-old girl from breastfeeding. And threatening her life. Her mother, Viviaby, did everything she could to try and feed her baby, but she knew Haingo …Read More »
7-month-old patient receives cleft lip surgery onboard world’s largest nonprofit hospital ship CONAKRY, Guinea (21 May 2019) — A baby born with a debilitating cleft lip in Guinea has received free surgery from international Mercy Ships volunteers, marking the nonprofit’s 100,000th surgical procedure onboard its charity hospital ships. Aissata (EYE-sat-ah), …Read More »
Meet Esther, from Cameroon Esther was a beautiful, healthy baby, who delighted everyone. But she was born into poverty. Because of this, she didn’t get enough of the right nutrients during the first 18 months of her life. So, she developed rickets, a vitamin deficiency that caused her legs to soften …Read More »
Cecilia’s legs appeared fine when she was born, but as she grew, one knee twisted inward. This knock-knee made walking difficult and painful. But the pain never brought this sunny little girl down. “She smiles all of the time,” says her father, Emmanuel, “but she needs help to walk.” Each …Read More »
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