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  • 2017 16 Nov

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    HOPE Centre Update

    HOPE Centre Update

    Our Canadian-funded HOPE Centre continues to be a place of hope, healing, and fun now that our Cameroon field service is well underway! The Centre is currently home to plastic reconstructive, maxillofacial and orthopaedic patients who are recovering from surgery. The Centre also provides a place for their loved ones to stay and watch over them while they recover.  The […]

  • 2017 26 Oct

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    10 Questions with Liam Dee

    10 Questions with Liam Dee

    Liam Dee from Aylesford, Nova Scotia volunteered in Housekeeping onboard the Africa Mercy during shipyard phase, a time where the ship is taken out of the water for annual maintenance. It can be an unglamorous, challenging time to volunteer as there is no patient interaction and the experience is much different from volunteering onboard during […]

  • 2017 13 Oct

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    Don Stephens Visits the Africa Mercy

    Don Stephens Visits the Africa Mercy

    The Africa Mercy had a special visitor this past week, our President and Founder, Don Stephens! Don, who founded Mercy Ships back in 1978, greeted crew, enjoyed time on the wards and even decorated some casts up on deck seven 🙂 “Coming back to the ship feeds my inner being. Seeing the transformation in these […]

  • 2017 24 Sep

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    Justine: the First Patient carried up the Gangway

    Justine: the First Patient carried up the Gangway

    Our first patient up the gangway in Cameroon, 11-year-old Justine’s smile says it all – free surgeries can truly change lives. Suffering from bowed legs, Justine has grown up struggling to walk properly, play with other kids and live a normal life. Without surgery, life would become increasingly difficult as she grew older. Now, thanks […]

  • For the Love of Post-its: How Post-it notes make life happen on the Africa Mercy

    Onboard the Africa Mercy, life is like that in a small town, where baker, banker, hairdresser and housekeeper join with medical crew to transform lives, and give second chances. We could not do this work …without our volunteers, our donors and…Post-it notes! Here are some real-life examples of messages written by crew members on Post-it […]

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