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  • 2018 06 Apr

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    A Heaviness Lifted: Kaltoumi’s Story

    A Heaviness Lifted: Kaltoumi’s Story

    When 12-year-old Kaltoumi first arrived on the Africa Mercy, she likely had 3 months, or less, to live. The massive facial tumor she’d carried for over five years threatened to starve or slowly suffocate her. An early death was inevitable for Kaltoumi if there was no immediate medical intervention, according to volunteer surgeon and Chief […]

  • 2018 01 Mar

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    Together we can change lives.

    Together we can change lives.

    5 billion people lack access to safe and affordable surgery. 5 billion. The number is overwhelming, but together…we can change lives one by one and work towards a future where healthcare is accessible to all. Since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978, our volunteers, donors, and employees have worked tirelessly to combat the global surgery crisis. […]

  • 2018 08 Jan

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    Freedom for Ernest

    Freedom for Ernest

    Ernest’s eyes speak of a pain and sorrow beyond his 27 years. A facial tumor had been growing for over a decade, and he spent his young adult years hiding from the world, simply waiting to die. “I was making everyone uncomfortable, so I would just stay home in bed all day, alone with my […]

  • 2017 29 Dec

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    Stepping Into A Brighter Future: Cecilia’s Story

    Stepping Into A Brighter Future: Cecilia’s Story

    With her fluffy pink dress and shiny shoes, three-year-old Cecilia is an undisputed princess—and no one is prouder of this ray of sunshine than her father, Emmanuel. She’s brimming with delightful energy, and Emmanuel is always one step behind her, ready to help her in the right direction. But, until recently, Cecilia needed more help […]

  • 2017 22 Dec

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    Joyeux Noël From The Africa Mercy!

    Joyeux Noël From The Africa Mercy!

    With December 25th right around the corner, “Christmas Cards” are filling mailboxes around the globe.  -So here is one from Cameroon! We wish you could be here with us… to celebrate with Cameroonians whose lives are being touched… to see the ship beautifully arrayed with fun new decorations sent from many corners of the world…. […]

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