Story of Salamatou and Mariama

Story of Salamatou and Mariama

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 hills of Cameroon because of their twisted legs.

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Story of Paul Pascal

Story of Paul Pascal

When he first arrived on the dock of the Africa Mercy cradled in his mother’s arms, Paul was a ghost of a baby. He was born with a cleft lip and palate that made it nearly impossible for him to nurse, and at just three months old he was slowly starving.

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Story of Ulrich

Story of Ulrich

Even experienced nurses on board the Africa Mercy had never seen a case quite like Ulrich’s.  “Local surgeons wouldn’t even touch him,” Georgette recalls.

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Story of Fanta

Story of Fanta

Fanta is a nurse. But her watermelon-sized tumour under her arm made it hard for her to wear the nurses’ uniform. As the tumour grew painfully large, she knew something had to be done. However, working in the local hospital only heightened her fears of having surgery.

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Story of Amina and her family

Amina, Jacques, Marie and Elodie

In 2001, the crew of our first hospital ship operated the young Amina of cataract. But who would have thought that her children would inherit her cataract?

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Story of Prinscio

Story of Prinscio

Prinscio walked in a surprising way: he was born with club feet, and walked on the side of his feet. But when his family heard that a hospital ship would be coming to his country, he rejoiced:: “Soon, I will be able to play soccer!”

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Story of Zakael

Story of Zakael

Zakael grins from ear to ear. Surgeons have removed the tumour that had grown on his neck for 7 years.

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Story of Sandrins

Story of Sandrins

Sandrins used to go to school with her sisters and friends, But the three-kilometre walk to school gradually became too painful…

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Story of William

Story of William

William has been blind for two years. After cataract surgery, he can see again. “I can see my son!”

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Story of Vanya

Story of Vanya

While other children play and run, Vanya sits on the sidelines. When they cry and laugh, she remains silent.

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