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.

Discover the stories of lives transformed through hope and healing!

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Seasons: Kadiatou’s Journey

Seasons: Kadiatou's Journey

Kadiatou suffered in every season, until caring partners fixed her feet!

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Saliou’s Story

Saliou's Story

The first patient of the 2019-20 field service in Senegal, Saliou received a life-changing surgery thanks to caring partners from around the world. 

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Helping Hands for Tene

Helping Hands for Tene

Without surgery, Tene likely would have lost her foot. Thankfully, partners from around the world came together to give her hope.

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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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Renée Joubarne

Renée Joubarne

Canadian volunteer Renée Jourbarne shares her experience volunteering onboard the Africa Mercy as a Media Liaison.

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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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