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The National Post

B.C. nurse shares inspiring before-and-after photos from non-profit hospital ship Mercy Ships Canada volunteer, Nurse Katelyn Martinetti, is a shining example of how to use social platforms for good! Katelyn has done an awesome job telling the Mercy Ships story through Instagram, take a look at today’s article in the National Post

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Healing The Hurt: Pierre’s Story

[:en] “What happened to me, mommy?” Pierre would ask, “When are you going to fix my legs?” Unsure how to answer her four-year-old son, Edwige made a promise that she would do everything she could to find healing for Pierre’s twisted legs. When she first noticed Pierre’s legs were growing differently than the other children, […]

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Breaking Barriers: Bernard’s Story

[:en] Despite his work ethic, intelligence, and passion for education, 19-year-old Bernard faced a future where he would not be merited by his hard-earned qualifications nor his determination to succeed. Instead, he would be judged by the genetic neurofibromatosis that had disfigured his face for over a decade. When Bernard was four years old, his […]

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The Transformation After the Scars: Leon’s Story

[:en] It was a normal afternoon for 42-year-old Leon as he caught a lift on the back of a friend’s motorcycle. Racing through frenzied traffic, the driver swerved to avoid oncoming vehicles as they made their way across the city. Suddenly, they lost control and Leon was thrown from the bike. Given the extent of […]

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A Three-Month-Old Fighter: Part One

[:en] The first sight of 3-month-old Paul revealed a feather-light bundle cradled in his desperate mother’s arms. His skin was paper-thin and his body remarkably tiny. He weighed just over 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) – less than he had when he was first born. The tiny baby was born with a cleft lip and palate […]

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Overcoming Their Mountain: Salamatou And Mariama

[:en] High up Mount Manengouba in Cameroon, through rocky terrain and lush foliage, lies the beautiful village of Bororos. The journey to Bororos consists of a steep, uphill horse ride surrounded by craggy rocks with only wildlife for company. But two little girls, sisters Salamatou and Mariama, had never left their village high in the […]

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Treasured Vision

[:en] Tresor’s small hands clutched the newly removed eye patches as he scrunched his eyes closed, refusing to open them even as a nurse’s gentle voice coaxed him from the darkness. It took a few minutes — and his mother’s whispered encouragement — before the four-year-old dared to slowly blink his eyes open. Immediately, his […]

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Reaching Out: Tresor’s Story

[:en] Tresor is a ten-year-old boy with an explosive laugh. He’s a cheeky prankster with a competitive spirit, and he’s completely unafraid to speak his mind. He’s the kind of child you’d call unstoppable. But Tresor’s childhood took an unexpected turn when he was just three years old — he was playing outside with his […]

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A Mother’s Love: Yaya’s Story

[:en]  Yaya’s nine-year-old daughter, Moonira, can’t remember seeing her mother without the massive tumor that had stretched across her face for eight years. Yaya, now 27 years old, initially noticed something starting to grow on her jaw. The once-small tumor continued to grow aggressively until Yaya had difficulty eating or speaking. Eventually, the tumor would […]

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National Volunteer Week 2018

[:en] Volunteers…Mercy Ships wouldn’t be Mercy Ships without them!  Each year Mercy Ships Canada says bon voyage to over a hundred volunteers from across the country as they depart for the Africa Mercy. Volunteers pay their own way and give their time to help make the mission of Mercy Ships possible. We are in awe of their dedication, […]

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