While they were waiting to be seen by doctors, Emmanoel passed out and required urgent assistance from the Mercy Ships Emergency Medical Team. That brought his case to the front of the line!
Dr Michelle White, the anesthesiologist, rejoices to see that he is saved.
Maurice, Emmanoel and Elodie are ready to return home. All three have been relieved from a heavy burden.

It is the night before her little boy’s surgery onboard the Africa Mercy and Elodie refuses to sleep. Exhausted, she keeps her hand on her son’s leg in case he wakes up-or does not… anymore.

Mercy Ships night shifts nurses regularly leaned over Emmanoel’s bed. „He is in very good hands. You should try to get some sleep.“ Elodie nodded but kept her focus on her little boy, with obvious disinterest