Alpha, we want to introduce you to someone whose life was changed thanks to your kindness in action...
By the time Justine was 11 years old, her legs were so bowed that her feet pointed behind her — until your mercy helped her receive the operation she desperately needed. After surgery with Mercy Ships, Justine's beaming smile says it all! Thank you for changing her life.
But Justine’s story is part of a bigger picture. Consider these facts about the desperate need for surgery around the world: (Source: The Lancet Commission)
FACT: Around the world, 5 billion people can’t get safe, affordable, timely surgery — two out of every three people will not be able to receive the surgery they need.
FACT: Each year, more than 17 million people die from conditions that could have been prevented by surgery — more deaths are caused by lack of surgery than tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria combined.
FACT: In sub-Saharan Africa, over 95% of people don’t have access to surgery — meaning a person from Western Europe is 38 times more likely to have access to surgery.
Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of people in need. We are so grateful for your generosity!
We need your continued help in serving the people of Guinea and providing them with access to safe, free surgery.
Your compassion impacted Justine's life. Will you give an additional gift today to help us impact the lives of others just like her?
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Alpha , when others saw a problem, YOU saw a little girl
*Alpha, this **World Sight Day, we're celebrating how
support from friends like you is saving and transforming lives like
nine-year-old Monique! *Thanks to your kindness in action, Monique's
childhood cataracts were removed and she was free to return to school!
*She used to sit at home in the darkness of her fading vision, praying that
one day she could go back to school with her friends* — to play, learn, and
grow without the fear of never seeing her future.
Even though her grandmother, Melone, diligently taught her from home, their
family could never afford the surgery Monique desperately needed to correct
her eyes. *Hope seemed distant ... until you came along. *
After hearing about Mercy Ships, Melone was thrilled for the chance to save
her granddaughter's sight! *And thanks to your compassionate generosity, a
20-minute surgery on the Africa Mercy to remove Monique's cataracts changed
more than just her vision — it changed her entire world. *
“I see everything!” Monique cried. “I see it all!” Monique now attends
school with her friends, and she is excited to see everything the future
Thank you for giving people like Monique and her family hope for the future
through your support; it means more than we can say.* And for Monique and
Melone, it means their lives have been changed forever, thanks to you. *
“Since she has had the surgery, everything is possible," Melone said. *"She
has been given the gift of hope, which is a huge blessing to our lives.”*
*Thank you for transforming Monique's life and giving her the gift of
sight! *There are more men, women, and children who need your continued
help to receive life-changing and lifesaving surgeries. *This World Sight
Day, will you join us
*Alpha , when others saw a problem, YOU saw a little girl
*Alpha, when others saw a problem, YOU saw a little girl
Most people didn’t get to know the real Esther.*They only looked at her
leg. *At school, she was teased relentlessly, and Esther withdrew, feeling
ashamed and outcast.
“She started to become distant and drew back from things that she normally
would have jumped at,” recalled Mabel, Esther’s mother. “This made me
sad...That’s not my girl. Esther is bright, fun, and loving.”
Mabel searched desperately for a solution to rickets — a vitamin deficiency
that caused her daughter’s leg to soften and bend incorrectly under
pressure. *Esther's windswept leg was robbing her of the joys of childhood,
and threatening her future.*
*But, YOU saw past the problems — you saw a chance to answer prayers with
your generosity and compassion!*
When Mabel heard about Mercy Ships, mother and daughter made their way to
the *Africa Mercy*. *Hope was on the horizon for little Esther!*
*After successful surgery, it didn’t take long for Esther’s bright, bubbly
personality to return *as she made friends and thrived in a loving and
Throughout her physical therapy sessions on the ship, Esther’s bones and
confidence both grew stronger!
*“Now I have high hopes for her,”* shared Mabel. “She will be able to go
back to school to get an education for a bright future. *She has so much
more of her life ahead of her now*.”
Esther is so excited to go back to school without being ridiculed for
looking different. And Mabel is overjoyed that her beautiful little girl is
back to being herself.
*Esther's genuine smile says it all, and her newfound joy is contagious! We
know that there are many more kids like Esther praying for their miracle as
we arrive in Guinea, *and because of YOU, those prayers can get
answered. Men, women, and children all over Guinea will have their
lives forever transformed! Thank you!
*Alpha, we are so grateful for your partnership, your
prayers, and your faithful support. *Any additional gift you make today