Transformed lives: our patients

About 5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate access to surgical interventions. Every year, 143'000 surgeries are lacking. Behind every statistic is a story, a life - a person waiting for hope and healing.

Mercy Ships exists as a compassionate response to a world in need. Together we are part of one race on our planet, irrespective of country, creed or color.

Discover the stories of lives transformed through hope and healing!

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Amina, Jacques, Marie and Elodie

Story of Amina and her family

In 2001, the crew of our first hospital ship operated the young Amina of cataract. But who would have thought that her children would inherit her cataract?

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Story of Prinscio

Meet Prinscio

Prinscio walked in a surprising way: he was born with club feet, and walked on the side of his feet. But when his family heard that a hospital ship would be coming to his country, he rejoiced:: “Soon, I will be able to play soccer!”

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Story of Sandrins

Meet Sandrins

Sandrins used to go to school with her sisters and friends, But the three-kilometer walk to school gradually became too painful…

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I want to volunteer!

Volunteers testimonies

Our volunteers are selfless servants. They deliver the highest quality care to individuals who otherwise would have little access to medical services. And they pay their own way, so every dollar donated to Mercy Ships can go directly to helping the world’s forgotten poor.

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Captain John Borrow

Captain John Borrow

John Borrow is the Captain of our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.

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Sarah

Sarah

After each engagement, Sarah comes home full of joy and thankfulness: she has had the privilege of sharing both good and sad times with other people.

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Dr. Gary Parker

Dr. Gary Parker

Early in his surgical career, Dr. Gary joined a Mercy Ships team in Mexico in 1986. He faithfully served for more than 30 years!

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