The Journey to Hope and Healing

The Journey to Hope and Healing

Operating a fleet of floating hospitals means managing a host of moving parts. From building relationships with other nations to staffing a crew of volunteer professionals – and, of course, serving our patients – you might say the work onboard a Mercy Ship requires a...
A Smile That Shines: Sekouba’s Story

A Smile That Shines: Sekouba’s Story

On the day he came to Mercy Ships, 12-year-old Sekouba held a weathered picture in his hands. The photograph, with frayed edges and faded color, was of a young boy with an unblemished face smiling brightly at the camera. “This used to be me,” Sekouba said. Only two...
Tresor

Tresor

When 4-year-old Tresor first opened his eyes after the surgery that removed his bilateral cataracts, his anxiety was soon replaced by a beaming smile. After months of slowly losing his eyesight – and facing a future of blindness – Tresor’s wide-eyed...
A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope

When Diacko was about three years old, his legs began to bow. Other kids made fun of him, and soon, even his own friends called him “the bowlegged boy.”  It wasn’t until the arrival of the #AfricaMercy in Senegal that Diacko’s mom, Youma, began...