Sailing past Salone today. Mercy Ships first field service in Sierra Leone was in 1992. Since then, we’ve docked in Freetown in 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2011.
Were you in Sierra Leone with Mercy Ships?
There’s no childhood confidence-boost quite like putting on a new pair of sneakers. Remember that first squeaky lap around your kitchen? You were faster and cooler than ever before; you were unstoppable. You could hardly wait for school on Monday.
Abdul knows the feeling.
When Mercy Ships was in Sierra Leone in 2011, Abdul had a free surgery to correct his club feet. Today he can walk normally. He’s no longer stigmatized for his deformity. And perhaps most importantly to Abdul, he can now wear shoes.
Abdul’s surgery and new sneakers did more than just boost his confidence. They enabled him to discover his true identity. You see, it turns out that Abdul is really a superhero.
Without our donors, Abdul would still have club feet.
To help us heal more superheroes in Congo-Brazzaville, visit http://store.mercyships.org/Stepping_Out_s/59.htm #sailwithus
Click here for more on Abdul’s life-changing surgery: http://youtu.be/nHUP2xCQapc
I’m so excited and proud to work for this organization. This is really why I became a nurse. ❤