Category: Patients

  • 2017 16 Nov

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    Ulrich’s Incredible Transformation

    Ulrich’s Incredible Transformation

    The Africa Mercy has been docked in Cameroon for 3 months, in which time our volunteer surgical team has performed over 650 life-changing operations! Thanks to caring donors and volunteers, patients like12-year-old Ulrich’s lives have been truly transformed. Ulrich arrived on the Africa Mercy with backward facing legs. Despite the daily challenges caused by his […]

  • 2017 27 Sep

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    The Future is Looking Bright for Cecilia

    The Future is Looking Bright for Cecilia

    We are coming to the end of our first month of our Cameroon field service, with legs being straightened, tumours being removed and lives being changed onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship. This month a number of orthopedic surgeries were completed onboard, and last week several orthopedic patients overcame a huge milestone: their first […]

  • 2017 31 Jul

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    Rose and her Proud Father

    Rose and her Proud Father

    Pounding yams … hand-washing clothes … head-carrying water or goods to sell … feeding a baby … all common tasks for women in many parts of West Africa. For some, it’s part of living; for others, it’s a matter of surviving. For a young girl like Rose, having hands that functioned properly would ease the […]

  • 2017 19 Jul

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    Marthe has a lot to Smile about!

    Marthe has a lot to Smile about!

    “We weren’t sure if she’d come back alive…” “Nobody ever imagined she’d come back like this!”   “I don’t even know what words to pick – she wasn’t like this before!”  … That’s what Marthe’s friends and family had to say when they welcomed her back home. She was returning from a long stay on […]

  • 2017 26 Jun

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    Philomene And Oceane Return

    Philomene And Oceane Return

    PART I  Every day, Philomene feared that her daughter would die. In 2008 she had given birth to a beautiful child with a small bump on the back of her head … it was brain matter protruding through an opening in Oceane’s skull and collecting in her ballooning skin. In more developed countries, this condition, […]

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