By Katie TenHoeve RN, BSN
There was singing and dancing in the hospital room after Loic came out of surgery. He sat on the bed with his legs in hard casts stretching out in front of him, while his mom joined a roomful of doctors and nurses clapping and singing a traditional African song. The joy in the room starkly contrasted the tension only moments before, when Loic’s mom released her son’s hand and waited to hear if he would be able to walk and run again.
On the 2nd day of Christmas Sevenly brings to you this wonderful Mercy Ships charity t-shirt! Every purchase TODAY ONLY will give $7 to help fund life-saving surgeries abroad. To see all cuts & colors and shop for a cause, visit our website today!
TOUCHING STORY:: Sweet Kossin spent four years of his life hiding in his house, due to an enormous tumor that grew on his face. The tumor, which started from his upper jaw, continued to grow, covering his eye, and hindering his vision. The people in his village thought he was cursed, and the children who were once his friends now ridiculed him on the streets and at school. Kossin’s life changed forever the day he boarded the Africa Mercy Ship. It was there he received love, acceptance, and life-changing medical care. Within a few hours, his tumor was replaced with a smile, and his sorrow was replaced with hope. Today your support will restore health, dreams, and dignity to more children like Kossin by shopping for a cause and supporting Mercy Ships.
This week we’ve partnered with Mercy Ships: former cruise liners that have been converted into floating hospitals! These ships are true vessels of hope and healing, traveling from port to port, carrying passionate volunteers in the medical industry who live for helping people in need.
Getting letters like these from the charities that we work with makes our day. We are so happy to be able to support you all! Thank you for your support in return.