Isabelle’s Journey

[:en]Isabelle lives in a small village in the mountains of Northern Madagascar. There is no doctor or medical clinic nearby, so when Isabelle’s face began to hurt and swell a year ago, there was no one to turn to for help.   “I had a toothache, and I thought it was my tooth swelling. But it […]

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Specialty Focus: Dental

[:en]While Mercy Ships is known for its hospital and surgical procedures, another program we facilitate is our off-ship dental clinic. Screenings are conducted twice a week where people can line up and those who need it most are selected for dental procedures. Dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants travel to and from the ship five days […]

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What’s so Special about a Gangway?

[:en] The gangway. Some of the most powerful moments happen on this big metal staircase – A patient takes their first steps of anticipation and hope up into our floating hospital. A recently arrived crew member carries their bag to their new home. Another group bids a sad farewell to a departing friend. Another patient […]

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Specialty Focus: Plastics

[:en]One of the specialties that Mercy Ships provides is Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Patients who are treated often suffer from burn scarring and contractures which severely limit their mobility and functionality so things like writing with a pencil or combing their hair can prove impossible prior to surgery and these are limits they’ve often endured for […]

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Dali’s Story

[:en]Meet Dali; a sweet, six year old boy who loves drawing and soccer. Dali spends most of his time by himself as the other children are afraid of him. “He looks different,” says his mother, Marie Augustine. “That’s why I want Mercy Ships to help so he can be like the other children.” Dali’s condition […]

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