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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Hope, Healing, and an Open Door

Hope, Healing, and an Open Door

Everything changed for Aliou when a blanket caught fire in his bed, leaving him with severe burn contracture. 

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A New Smile

A New Smile

Mariama was born with a facial cleft that jeopardized her future. Then, the kindness of strangers brought her hope and healing.

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Mairamou’s New Beginning

Mairamou’s New Beginning

After seven years of suffering and grief, Mairamou is ready for her new beginning!

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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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