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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Going the Extra Mile

Paul Bernard

Paul Bernard was just five years old when he suffered severe burns across his face and upper body. Without access to medical care, his burns didn’t heal properly, costing him the mobility of his arm. After the accident, his life was anything but normal as he faced many physical limitations. At age 11, Paul Bernard’s life was restored thanks to his free surgery onboard the Africa Mercy.

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A Triumphant Homecoming

A Triumphant Homecoming

Diacko was a handsome baby, but when he was about 3 years old, his legs began to bow outwards, and slowly the admiring glances became filled with pity and scorn – until Diacko’s mother heard about the Africa Mercy.

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Treasured Vision

Treasured Vision

When 4-year-old Tresor first opened his eyes after the surgery that removed his bilateral cataracts, his anxiety was soon replaced by a beaming smile.

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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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Marsha Tanner’s Story – COVID-19 Response

Marsha Tanner’s Story – COVID-19 Response

Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia

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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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