Cyriane wore shoes on her hands

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Watch the 90 sec video here. This too-cute four-year-old girl just wanted to wear shoes like her sister. However Cyriane was born with severe clubbed feet which bent inwards at 90 degree angles. So she wore shoes on her hands until her life was changed forever!

What happens before the ship arrives?

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Advance teams from Mercy Ships are in our field location long before the Africa Mercy arrives in port. What do they do? Here’s hot-off-the-press news from nurse Ria Bos in Benin. A year ago I joined the Screening Team – a team of six wonderful people. Last field … Read More

Specialty Focus: Plastics Surgeries

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  One of the specialties that Mercy Ships provides is Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Patients who are treated often suffer from burn scarring and contractures which severely limit their mobility and functionality so things like writing with a pencil or combing their hair can prove impossible prior to surgery … Read More

Mariette

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Click to watch on Vimeo (01:41) The mass grew for 30 years on Mariette’s back, finally reaching 4.5Kg (10lb). The size of a watermelon. It weighed heavy on Mariette’s body, mind and spirit. When she tried to play with local children, neighbours would tell the children “the monster … Read More

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