Tag: #childrenshealth

  • 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 […]

  • 2016 02 Dec

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    Mary’s Story

    Mary’s Story

    Mary had endured years of her classmates’ taunting. “Bag face, bag face, bag face,” they shouted. A tumor covered her right eye, billowing over half her face. It made one side of her face droop down, and, as a result, Mary always looked sad. Day after day, the 14-year-old came home crying, tears trickling out […]

  • 2016 15 Mar

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    Tahiry’s Determined Mom

    Tahiry’s Determined Mom

    As Tahiry approached his second birthday, Victorine noticed something a bit odd – Tahiry’s legs were taking the shape of the letter “O.” She wasn’t sure what to make of the condition. When it didn’t improve, she brought Tahiry to the local hospital, where doctors explained that his legs could only be straightened through an […]

  • A Mother’s Wish Come True

    A tragic situation led to six-year-old Elina suffering from third degree burns on the right side of her face, neck and arm. Her mother, Charlotte, came to Mercy Ships to ask for help in restoring her daughter. As a single mother, she could no longer afford to provide the medical care her daughter urgently needed. Mercy […]

  • Madagascar’s Musical Mozart

    Four-year-old Jean sits quietly outside his home. He takes in the sights and sounds of the village children playing football. He watches as the kids excitedly cheer for the goal that has just been scored. And he yearns for the day that he can take part in the games. Sadly, Jean is never invited to […]

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