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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Freed From Shame

Freed From Shame

Aminata’s family never gave up hope to find healing – and with the help of Mercy Ships partners, she was finally freed from shame. 

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A New Milestone Brings New Hope

A New Milestone Brings New Hope

When generous partners helped repair baby Aissata’s cleft lip, it marked a new milestone for Mercy Ships, and changed the course of Aissata’s life.

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A Smile That Shines

A Smile That Shines

After spending years of his childhood in shame, Sekouba’s smile now shines brighter than ever before.

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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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Sheila Aeschlimann

Sheila Aeschlimann

For professional Baker Sheila, her this second field service was just as much a dream job as a homecoming.

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Ray Scheepstra

Ray Scheepstra

Ray Scheepstra is a seasoned volunteer onboard the Africa Mercy, serving as the ship Electrician.

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Lisa Benner

Lisa Benner

Ever since she was a child, Lisa has dreamed of helping others around the world.

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