When 4-year-old Kadidja first came to the #AfricaMercy to receive surgery for her cleft lip, her mother, Ramata, was overwhelmed with the love she received from Mercy Ships volunteers: “Being on the ship is like being in my own home because everyone loves my daughter so much.” Unfortunately, it was a new experience for Kadidja, who was used to enduring stigma and judgement in her community. “Since she was born, I refused to go with her into the village, because the other children would look at her and try to touch her nose and lips,” said Ramata. Now, she is hopeful that her daughter will be free to participate and play like never before. #GlobalHealth #GlobalSurgery #MercyShips

Posted by MercyShips at 2022-06-06 16:04:00 UTC