Category: Patients

  • 2017 23 May

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    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017

    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017

    Today is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, but what exactly is Obstetric Fistula? Although it affects millions of women, few Canadians know about it because very few women in Canada are at risk of developing this heartbreaking condition. Obstetric Fistula, also known as Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF) is traumatizing. It is a child birth related injury […]

  • 2017 10 May

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    Meet our Patients: Carefree Juste

    Meet our Patients: Carefree Juste

    Meet Juste – a character and a half, wrapped up in a four-year-old’s body. He doesn’t seem bothered by the lump on his head and already has a plan for when it’s gone. “After they do the surgery, I will become president, have money and buy a car!” Juste tells his mom, Elisabeth.  Elisabeth isn’t […]

  • 2017 04 May

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    Nicole’s Praise

    Nicole’s Praise

    “When I gave birth to Dorkas, she was a healthy baby,” recalled Nicole. “But the problems started soon after.” As she watched her firstborn constantly squinting, she became concerned. “I started to wonder what this could be,” she said. Her fears were confirmed and multiplied when, three years later, a new baby named Anna was […]

  • 2017 18 Apr

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    Guest Post: A Little Girl Called Gifty

    Guest Post: A Little Girl Called Gifty

    I get boys. I understand how they tick. I like how they are loud, energetic and messy. In fact, my husband and I have three of our own. But I don’t get little girls, not at all. In two years volunteering on the Africa Mercy, getting to know lots of kid patients, I’d never connected […]

  • 2017 21 Mar

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    Meet our Superheros: David

    Meet our Superheros: David

    “David,” a name that means, “Dearly loved.” This boy and his mother sat under a white canopy, waiting to be called. The idea of help from this large hospital ship was becoming more and more promising…just a few more steps, nurses, forms to go. Nervous anticipation should have been tempered by exhaustion from their persistent […]

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