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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Helping Gamai Reach Higher

Helping Gamai Reach Higher

Unable to lift her hands above her head before surgery, Gamai can now reach higher in life than she ever could before.

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Aicha Sees the Light

Aicha Sees the Light

Thanks to her mother’s faith and generous partners, Aicha is now seeing for the first time.

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Helping Koumba Help Others

Helping Koumba Help Others

Koumba came to Mercy Ships to find healing – not just for her own benefit, but also for the women she cares for.

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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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