Awa's uncle is the one who first told the family about Mercy Ships. "Run, run, run to Dakar, these people will help her and fix her smile," he told Awa's mother. "People will not even recognize Awa after!" Sadly, he has since passed away, but the memory of his words will live on in his niece's smile. His message was the beginning of Awa's journey to find healing for her cleft lip on board the #AfricaMercy in #Senegal. #GlobalSurgery #HopeAndHealing #MercyShips

Posted by MercyShips at 2022-04-07 14:07:22 UTC