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United as One: Journey to the Africa Mercy

Posted on October 14, 2019 /

Serving onboard the Africa Mercy is similar to living in a small city! Our crew consists of volunteers from many different backgrounds (over 56 nations worldwide), all coming together to meet a common goal — serving those in need in sub-Saharan Africa! For Mirjam Hamer and Ruben Plomp, the ship became a place to call … Continued

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Sky High Dreams

Posted on October 8, 2019 / ,

For most of nine-year-old Sema’s childhood, his dreams — including his hope of one day becoming a pilot —have felt compromised by the sharp curves of his legs. This orthopedic condition, commonly called “bowed legs,” often begins at a young age as the result of malnutrition. In Sema’s case, it began when he was just … Continued

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Finding her Smile

Posted on October 8, 2019 / ,

For 17 years, Isatu has been plagued by the whispers of her  community who seem to only see the tumor on her face. When she was ten years old, her jaw began swelling, causing her to lose several teeth and resulting in a large tumor that dominated her face and her life. “When I’m walking, … Continued

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High-Tech Hope & Healing

Posted on September 20, 2019 /

Dell Technologies’ partnership to help communications onboard hospital ships   Whether in an office building finishing a sales report or on a state-of-the-art hospital ship providing lifesaving medical care to those in need, one thing is certain — technology is a vital part of our everyday life. In order to serve thousands of patients every … Continued

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Surgeries have begun in Senegal!

Posted on September 19, 2019 /

Surgeries have begun onboard the Africa Mercy in Senegal!  We are so excited to celebrate 2-year-old Saliou, our first patient of the new field service! Little Saliou suffered from a cleft lip before receiving surgery that took him one step closer to healing! Saliou and his family now have hope that his future will be … Continued

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Wrecked for the Ordinary: A Videographer’s Journey

Posted on September 10, 2019 /

  Whether a seasoned professional or someone just entering their field, the idea of uprooting your entire life for a job can be a terrifying prospect. However, for 28-year-old Kat Sotolongo, it was a calling that changed her life. “I think what called me to Mercy Ships is the fact that I’m using my creative … Continued

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The Impact of a Generation

Posted on September 1, 2019 /

How Millennials Can Help Bring Hope and Healing to Those in Need   What do a group of people who are passionate about improving the world around them and a group of people who tend to wear skinny jeans and drink cold press coffee have in common? They are familiar with the label “millennial.” The … Continued

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Senegal Arrival Day

Posted on August 22, 2019 / ,

We are thrilled to be in beautiful Dakar, Senegal for the next ten months! Our dedicated volunteer crew are already hard at work, preparing for the many people whose lives will be impacted this field service. Learn more about our arrival – 

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Freed from Shame – Aminata’s Story

Posted on June 25, 2019 / , ,

Ousman was thrilled when he received a call from his sister saying that his niece had finally been born. However, that excitement quickly turned into heartache once he learned that baby Aminata was suffering from a cleft lip. When he heard the distress in his sister’s voice, Ousman felt desperate to help both her and her child.

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