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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Tene’s Guardian Angels

Tene is 3 years old and lives in Kankan, Guinea. She was born with an amniotic band wrapped around her leg, constricting her movement and causing intense swelling. Tene’s condition is called amniotic band syndrome, or constrictive band syndrome. Often this condition leads to amputation, especially in countries like Guinea, where medical services are limited. […]

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Mohammed’s Steps to a New Life

Mohammed's Steps to a New Life

Growing up as an outcast because of his bowed legs, Mohammed took his first steps to a new life this month, on new straight legs thanks to Mercy Partners.

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Aicha’s Journey to Straight Legs

Aicha's Journey to Straight Legs

With the help of amazing partners, Aicha now has straight legs!

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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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Irik and Cathy Mallie

Irik and Cathy Mallie

Irik and Cathy Mallie have served with the Africa Mercy since 2009. Irik works as the ships chief engineer for the Engineering department and Cathy is the palliative care counselor for the Palliative Care department on the ship.

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Larry and Sandy Hewitt

Larry and Sandy Hewitt

Larry and Sandy are long-term Canadian crew and having been serving onboard the Africa Mercy since 2015.

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