Minette’s First Smile

7 April 2015

Minette2Minette didn’t feel human. A 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) neurofibroma was robbing her of that right. Surgery aboard the AfricaMercy was Minette’s final hope. 

Before Minette’s surgery, the weight of the physical burden she carried left her without reason to smile. But after her 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) neurofibroma was removed, we saw the amazing power of transformation. None of us will forget that moment when Minette cracked her first smile and she hasn’t stopped smiling since!

“People wouldn’t talk to me. They looked at me as if I was less than human. Feeling the love of the crew has changed my life.”

Sarah&MinetteNow that Minette has been freed of her burden – she is a light of joy for others!

At the HOPE Center she encourages other patients like Sarah who are recovering from their own surgery.