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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Samory’s Story

Thanks to his courage, ambition, and the gift of safe, free surgery on the Africa Mercy, Samory’s dreams were rekindled!

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Monique’s Story

Without surgery, Monique would have grown up in darkness. Today, she is back in school and thriving!

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Treasured Vision

Treasured Vision

Without surgery, Tresor would have gone blind due to cataracts. Thanks to Mercy Ships surgeons, his life was changed forever.

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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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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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