How did you celebrate your birthday this year? On the morning of his 20th birthday, Cire celebrated in an unusual way: in the OR of the #AfricaMercy, getting a tumor removed from his face. Usually, he spends the day celebrating with family and friends. But this time, he was far from home and alone on the hospital ship. So, the next day, the ward nurses threw him a belated birthday party to mark the new year — and the new chapter in his life. “It felt like getting an extra gift. I was grateful for the surgery and then they gave me this celebration, I was so happy,” Cire says. #HappyBirthday #GlobalSurgery #MercyShips

Posted by MercyShips at 2022-08-10 11:49:09 UTC