Weeks away from death, 17 year old Sory’s life was saved when he received free surgery on the Africa Mercy in 2012. For fear of mockery, he kept his facial tumor hidden beneath his clothes. Six years later as the ship docks once again in Guinea, Sory’s checkup appointment is living proof that this young man’s life has changed forever:
“I knew if I did not get surgery I would be dead today. The fact that I am still here, I am just so happy. I am free."