How Surgery Can Fight Global Poverty

The New York Times September 25 2015 By MARK G. SHRIME and JOHN G. MEARA Read original article EARLIER this year in Madagascar, a man in his 60s named Sambany made international news after volunteer surgeons from Mercy Ships removed a 16-pound tumor from his face. For decades, he had sought treatment at 10 hospitals, […]

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How Can You Help Provide Free Healthcare by Collecting Airmiles?

Mercy Ships Canada is able to exist only because of our supporters. Yes, by supporters I mean those who donate their time and money, but our definition goes beyond that. A supporter is a social media ambassador who shares our stories with their networks. A supporter is someone who requests a speaker for their church […]

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Meet the Crew from Chilliwack

Our Canadian volunteers come from near and far, small cities, large cities, even a few towns that are hard to find on the map! Over the past two years our alumni has been growing in the city of Chilliwack, British Columbia and we would like to highlight the good work and commitment of six lovely […]

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Dyllan’s Unleashed Potential

When we tell nine-year-old Dyllan, “You’re a beautiful boy,” he shakes his head adamantly. He doesn’t believe us. He doesn’t see what we see – the large brown eyes, the enchanting inquisitiveness. It has actually been a mission to get to see those big brown eyes. When we first met him, he kept his head […]

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Getting Settled: Madagascar II

We have arrived back in the beautiful island nation of Madagascar and couldn’t be more excited for the hospital doors to be open (or swinging)!  Madagascar is well known for it’s beautiful scenery and unique animals. It’s less known however for it’s poverty – that for a population of 23 million, there are 92% of which live […]

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Helping Restore Smiles for 26 Years and Counting

Dental hygienist Robbie Lerma and her husband have served with Mercy Ships for twenty-six years! Robbie is the Dental Team Supervisor onboard the hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. Why is Mercy Ships so addictive? Robbie says, “Well, it’s nice that I don’t have to cook if I don’t want to.” It’s true. She forgot to […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Ride For Refuge

The 2015 Ride for Refuge is just around the corner, a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that helps charities and their supporters to raise money for their work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited! Here are 10 reasons why you should take part in the ride!   By supporting Mercy Ships, you are making a difference and truly […]

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The Big Impact of Small Investments

Mercy Ships would be nothing without our amazing partners, donors and volunteers. Thanks to the support of people all over the world, we have provided care to over 2.5 million people in 37 years, visiting 587 ports since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978. Each country we visit is unique, as are the people and […]

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