Standing Tall: Ulrich’s Story

[:en]“What do you want to be when you grow up?” someone asked 12-year-old Ulrich. “I want to be tall like my friends,” he answered with a smile. Even experienced nurses onboard the Africa Mercy had never seen a case quite like Ulrich’s. He was born with dislocated knees and a condition known as Quadriceps Contracture—a […]

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Toronto International Boat Show

The Toronto International Boat show began this weekend and not only did the show start off with a bang but so did Mercy Ships Canada’s Buy a Boat Save a Life campaign!  The idea… She’s 498 feet long, weighs 16,572 tons, and sleeps 474 people. Features include a pool, a café, 5 state-of-the-art operating rooms […]

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Freedom for Ernest

[:en]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 […]

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