HOPE Centre Update: 100 Days

[:en] Today, November 29th, 2017 is the 100th day for the HOPE Center to be open in Douala, Cameroon! Thus far: – 17,571 patient, caregiver, sibling nights spent at the HOPE Center – 34,602 lunches and dinners served – 100 breakfast boxes prepared – 200 cleaning boxes prepared – At least 35,000 eggs counted – […]

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Letting go of a 30 year burden

[:en]You can hear Christina’s contagious laugh from across the room and instinctively know that she’s a woman who never lets circumstances rob her of joy. But, her smile is interrupted by a facial tumor that has been slowly growing for over 30 years, with no hope of being removed. Christina first noticed the tumor, which […]

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Giving Tuesday Impact 2016

[:en] After back-to-back days of buying on Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back and a great way to kick-off the holiday season! Last year, Mercy Ships Canada asked supporters across the country to “Join our Crew” on #GivingCrewday and become part of a community that is changing people’s […]

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HOPE Centre Update

[:en] Our Canadian-funded HOPE Centre continues to be a place of hope, healing, and fun now that our Cameroon field service is well underway! The Centre is currently home to plastic reconstructive, maxillofacial and orthopaedic patients who are recovering from surgery. The Centre also provides a place for their loved ones to stay and watch over them while they recover. […]

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Ulrich’s Incredible Transformation

[:en] 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 […]

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A New Reason To Smile: Fadimatou’s Story

[:en] With a beaming smile and large, striking eyes, Fadimatou’s cleft lip isn’t the first thing you’d see. But, thirteen years of looking different from everyone else took its toll on her confidence and self-esteem. Adorned in beads and colorful fabrics, Fadimatou enjoyed dressing up and ‘acting pretty’ like other girls. But, any glimpse of […]

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