A Miracle for Mafoudiya

A Miracle for Mafoudiya

When Mafoudiya was born, her mother, Mabinty, was unable to truly enjoy her child’s bright eyes or sweet smile because of the worry that consumed her. Her daughter was born with a cleft lip, and the family had little access to medical help. Due to Mafoudiya’s cleft...
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...
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...