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.

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Story of Ulrich

Story of Ulrich

Even experienced nurses onboard the Africa Mercy had never seen a case quite like Ulrich’s.  “Local surgeons wouldn’t even touch him,” Georgette recalls.

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Story of Fanta

Story of Fanta

Fanta is a nurse. But her watermelon-sized tumor under her arm made it hard for her to wear the nurses’ uniform. As the tumor grew painfully large, she knew something had to be done. However, working in the local hospital only heightened her fears of having surgery.

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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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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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Sophie

Sophie

After several different appointments within the Mercy Ships organization, Sophie has led the “advance team” in Guinea in 2018.

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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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