Finding Redemption

Finding Redemption

There is nothing more heartbreaking for a parent than watching their child struggle through basic tasks because of something they can’t control. Ibrahima knows this pain well, from watching not one, but two of his children suffer from an orthopedic condition known as...
Finding Joy:  M’Mah’s Story

Finding Joy: M’Mah’s Story

When M’Mah was born, her mother had a simple wish for her daughter’s life.  “I want her to be like a diamond — to shine bright,” she said. Unfortunately for most of M’Mah’s life, the light inside her was overshadowed by the neurofibroma growing on her face.  When she...
Meet Kevin Abrahams

Meet Kevin Abrahams

My name is Kevin Abrahams and I am a fitter mechanic on board the Africa Mercy. My journey started when the Africa Mercy came to Cape Town some years ago and was docked at the Waterfront.  One day I decided to tour the ship with my grandson to see what it was all...
Standing Tall:  Ulrich’s Story

Standing Tall: Ulrich’s Story

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” someone asked 12-year-old Ulrich. “I want to be tall like my friends,” he answered with a smile. Even experienced nurses onboard the Africa Mercy had never seen a case quite like Ulrich’s.  He was born with dislocated knees...