Orthopaedic patient Sakoba following surgery onboard the Africa Mercy
Mercy Ships exists to address the critical shortage of health care services in the developing world.
More than 10,000 free surgeries and other transformational health care services are performed for some of the poorest people on earth each year by Mercy Ships.
One of those surgeries was performed on Sakoba.
Sakoba developed severely bowed legs by the time he was three years old, like his mother before him. Surgery has made it possible for him to walk and play sport like other boys his age. Sakoba’s mother recalls, “For the first time, I felt that Sakoba and I were accepted and included. We did not feel like cripples and outcasts.”
We urgently need $1 million funding to support our Australian medical volunteers in the Republic of the Congo, Central Africa, to provide desperately required surgeries and medical assistance for more than 10,000 children and adults.
Please donate and provide hope to those who have none.
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82c of each dollar Mercy Ships receives goes straight to our Ship and Field Operations - providing surgeries and world-class medical care to those who have no other hope. As little as 18c is set aside for the general costs and overhead expenses.